KCB are on the course of defending the Prinsloo 7s title, this is after a 12-10 win over Menengai Oilers in a Quarterfinal match played on Sunday at Nakuru Athletic Club.
Shaban Ahmed made a quick dash to the try box and scored the opening try between the posts. Ahmed impressive run saw him add the second for a 12-0 lead.
Harold Anduvate also got a brace and the Kenya Cup newbies were just two points behind the Bankers. The banker would, however, hold on to reach the semis.
The closely contested clash saw Kabras come close to taking a lead but Kevin Keegan was adjudged to have dropped the ball as he went over. The fly-half went on to pick a slight knock on the shoulder and had to be pulled off.
Kenyan International Bush Mwale would break the deadlock in the final minute of the first half by touching down at the left corner for a 5-0 lead.
In the final half, Fabian Olando’s big carry saw him feed Nick Baraza and the Sugarmen levelled the scores. Dominic Osino could, however, fail to add the extras. Mark Wandeto restored Homeboyz lead and the try proved to be crucial as it sends the 2016 Champs to the last four after 10-5 win.
In the second match, George Okowa went over and the extras by Mark Kwemoi saw them go 7-0 up. On form, Gramwel Bunyasi pulled back with a try a minute later and the conversion by Geoff Ominde saw the sides tie the scores.
Impala restored their lead Mayar thanks to Derrick Mayar’s try and conversion by Kwemoi’s conversion. Hannington Wabwire cut the deficit and the team went to the break with just a two-point gap separating the two side. There were no scores in the half and Nakuru had to finish the game with one man less after a sin-bin. Impala proceeded with a 14-12 win.
The third clash saw Ronnie Omondi give Mwamba RFC an early lead. Daniel Taabu’s conversion attempt went wide. The try was all that Kulabu needed to eliminate Quins.
Main Cup semis
Homeboyz vs Impala
Mwamba vs KCB
Fifth place semis
Kabras vs Nakuru
Quins vs Oilers
Challenge Trophy Semis
13 Place semis