Six matches, six wins, 281 points scored was what Kenya Cup match-day eight had on offer over the weekend.
Homeboyz, KCB, Strathmore Leos, Kenya Harlequins and Impala picked bonus points in their respective matches. Quins was the only side that did not conceded on week eight.
Kabras 12-30 Homeboyz
This was clash of the weekend. Kabras was chasing the eighth straight win of the season after avoiding defeats in the opening seven matches. Charles Cardovills side had not lost at home since March 2017 where they fell to Kenya Harlequins 19-13.
The Sugarmen struggled to settle in the match and by halftime the side had conceded three tries against one. Their efforts to come back to the game were hampered with injuries and Homeboyz tight defence that only let in one try in the final half. Homeboyz scored their tries through Tony Onyango, Kelly Akenga, Leonard Mugaisi and William Diffu as Mohammed Omolo contributed 10 points.
KCB 28-6 Nondies
KCB remains the only unbeaten side IN Kenya Cup this season. Their unbeaten run in all competitions stretches back from March 2017 when they last lost a 15s match (last lost to Impala Saracens). Curtis Olago’s side scored four tries past Nondies at the KCB Sports Club. Kenyan Internationals Curtis Lilako, Oliver Mang’eni, Peter karia joined Stafford Abeka on the score-sheet to win the match with a bonus point. Nondies only bagged six points which came in form penalty kicks.
Kisii 18-12 Mwamba
Not many expected Kisii to beat Mwamba but they took advantage of their visitor’s struggles this season to end their wait for first ever Kenya Cup win. Nick Abok charges had not won in the opening six games and being a home game, the side was keen to get a meaningful result after coming close against Nondies on matchday seven.
Mwamba boss Kevin Wambua had termed the remaining Kenya Cup clashes as favourable and he was sure of picking maximum points from Kisii at Gusii Stadium. Kulabu managed an early lead but allowed Kisii to overtake them by halftime, they came and levelled the scores but eventual conceded six points in the final minutes. The loss to Kisii leaves them with just one win.
Strathmore Leos 29-13 Nakuru
After failing to win the opening three two matches, John Mbai charges are now enjoying a five match unbeaten run. Their fifth win came against Nakuru which is coached by their former boss Mitch Ocholla. The Students managed four tries with Kenya 15s forward Elkeans Musonye, Austine Mboya, Lucas Opal getting on the score sheet for the Leos while Nakuru managed just one try scored by Charles Odongo.
Nakuru under Ocholla have won three matches this season two of those being against newbies Kisii and Mombasa RFC.
Quins 88-0 Mombasa
Mombasa continued to concede more this season. They allowed Kenya Harlequins to score 88-0 points past them. The 88-0 score-line made Quins the biggest winners of the weekend. It was a return to winning ways for Quins who had suffered three straight losses in Kenya Cup this year.
Chris Atingo’s side on the other hand remain winless and have let in 143 points in the last two Kenya Cup fixtures.
Blad 16-29 Impala
Impala made a trip to Kenyatta University Grounds seeking to return to winning ways after a 33-17 loss to Kabras. Quinto Oongo, Ishmael Mokaya, Paul Mutsami, Nato Simiyu and Billy Omondi made it possible for Frank Ndong charges to achieve their target which saw them also earn a bonus point.
It is Blak Blad’s fifth loss of the season. They have won three in the opening eight games