Menengai Oilers kicked off the 2021 Kenya Cup campaign in style, whipping Kenya Harlequins 39-13 in a match played in Nakuru on Saturday.
It was a similar score to what Quins suffered when they visited the Oilers in Nakuru exactly a year ago. Oilers ran six tries while their guest managed two tries in the defeat. Quins’ tries all came in the first half, with Dennis Ambitho and Brian Oyando getting on the scoresheet while Evin Asena added a three-pointer.
For Oilers, Timothy Okwemba had a hattrick while Geoffrey Ominde, Steve Arunga and Substitute Emmanuel Mulla scored to hand Gibson Weru charges huge win.
At Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru held on a seven-point gap to beat visiting Blak Blad 13-8.
#KenyaCup matchday results
All the home teams won
Kabras 56- 0 MMUST
Oilers 39-13 Kenya Harlequins
KCB 24-16 Strathmore
Nakuru 13-8 Blak Blad
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Oilers: 1. Edward Mwaura 2. Kelvin Mokoyani3. Rashid Shimoka 4. Brian Ndirangu 5. Clinton Odhiambo 6. Nickson Ochieng 7. Chrispine Shitundo – C 8. Samuel Were 9. Kevin Mburu 10. Geoffrey Ominde 11. Timothy Okwemba 12. Emman Okwako 13. Austin Sikutwa 14. Beldad Ogeta 15. Davis Nyaundi
Replacements: 16. Emmanuel Mulla 17. Francis Atiti 18. Ibrahim Ayoo 19. Edwin Abungana 20. Steve Ochieng 21. Andrew Odero 22. Abutali Wesonga 23. Steve Arunga
Kenya Harlequins: 1. Elisha Koronya C 2. Brian Waraba 3. Brian Obwaya 4. Roxy Dan Suchi 5. Hillary Baraza 6. Patrice Agunda 7. Brighton Mwalawa 8. Mark Omoding 9. Dominic Osino 10. Evin Asena 11. Dennis Ambitho 12. James McGreevy 13. David Ambunya – VC 14. Pius Shiundu 15. Brian Oyando
Replacements: 16. Boniface Ochieng 17. Mike Mugo 18. Melvin Thairu 19. Michael Onsando 20. Kevin Angote 21. Wilson Kopondo 22. Xavier Kipng’etich 23. Dennis Muhanji