Kenyan International Felix Ayange bagged a brace as Kenya Cup league leaders Kabras RFC came from behind to beat spirited Homeboyz RFC 39-21 in a match played at the Kakamega Showground on Saturday evening.
Homeboyz had won at the venue 30-12 on Saturday 3 February 2018 and were keen to win again in Kakamega for the second time in a row but this time round the hosts turned out to be superior. The Deejays were the first on the score-sheet, scoring off a line-out and their try was converted for a 7-0 lead.
Kabras had a perfect response, with tries from Dan Sikuta and South African import Mario Wilson. Uganda International Philip Wokorach, however, failed to add the extras from the tee.
Kenyan International Felix Ayange who had missed the clashes against Nondies, Mwamba, and Kenya Harlequins announced his return by bagging Kabras third try of the match. Wokorach would mend for his earlier misses by converting the try to hand the hosts a 17-7 lead.
Homeboyz trimmed the gap to three points after a try from centre Israel Soi while Ervin Asena added two more points. Wokorach got his name on the score-sheet once more after breaching Homeboyz defence and got a converted try that put Kabras to 24 points.
On return from the break, Soi sneaked behind Kabras defence and the try was converted to bring the scores to 24-21. Wokorach scored a penalty for the Sugarmen in the dying minutes of the clash and converted their fifth try which was scored by Ayange.
Subsitute Goeffrey Shitambasi landed Kabras sixth but Wokrach missed the target as he attempted his conversion. The Sugarmen have now picked 10 wins in a row.
Kabras 1. Asuman Mugerwa, 2. Max Adaka (Captain) 3. Hosea Ngesa, 4. Hillary Odhiambo, 5. Charlton Mokua 6. George Nyambua, 7. Dan Sikuta, 8. Claude Johannes, 9. Brian Tanga (Vice-Captain), 10. Logan Basson, 11. Kevin Keegan, 12. Nick Baraza, 13. Mario Wilson, 14. Felix Ayange, 15. Philip Wokorach
Reserves: 16.Joseph Odero, 17.Ephraim Odour, 18. Geoff Shitambasi, 19. Geoffrey Messo, 20. Barry Robinson, 21. Kevin Kaboole, 22. Paul Abuto, 23. Fabian Olando