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KCB vs Kenya Harlequins: Who will reach the finals?

KCB will host Kenya Harlequins at KCB Sports Club on Saturday 11 May with the two set to battle for a place in the Kenya Cup finals.

These sides last faced off in the semis in 2017 where KCB beat Quins 19-12 at KCB Sports Club. The Bankers have dominated this fixture winning six of the last eight meetings in Kenya Cup.

Quins last win over KCB came in May 2016 and since then they have suffered five straight defeats in this encounter.

Last eight between Quins and KCB

KCB 24-10 Quins 30 March 2019

Quins 13-22 KCB 8 Dec 2018

KCB 43-17 Quins 27 January 2018

KCB 19-12 Quins – 8 April 2017

Quins 26-29 KCB 29 18 March 2017

KCB 29-36 Quin 7 May 16

KCB 14-20 Quins 20 16 January 2016

Quins 15-74 KCB 31 January 2015

KCB

KCB are playing in the semis for the seventh time in a row. They have never failed to make it to the semis since it was introduced nine years ago.   In the previous six, they have won five and proceed to the finals. In 2013, Nakuru denied them a final berth after 21-7 loss at the Nakuru Athletics Club in February 2013. Impala would stop them in April 2016 after an 8-7 defeat at Impala Club.

The Bankers come to this semi seeking to rise from Enterprise Cup elimination where they suffered an 11-10 to Impala at the Impala Club last weekend.  Their focus will be to proceed to the final and attempt to win the Kenya Cup title for the third time in a row.

Though they finished second in the regular season, the bankers enjoyed yet another close to a perfect season as they suffered just one loss in 16 matches played. The lone defeat came on match day two at KCB Sports Club to Nondies. Curtis Olago charges scored 519 points and conceded 189, they will be keen to extend their  13 matches winning streak this weekend.

Kenya Harlequins

Charles Cardovillis Charges will be appearing in the finals for the fourth time in Kenya Cup since 2013/14 season. In the 2013/14 they were sent packing by KCB after a 24-8 loss at RFUEA Grounds on May 10, 2014.

The Ngong Road-based side then missed the 2014/15 season semis but made a comeback in 2015/16. Kabras would again deny them a chance to proceed to the final following a 19-15 loss at RFUEA Grounds. In the 2016/17 campaign, they lost to KCB 19-12 at this stage.

Quins finished third in the regular season in the 2018/19 after picking 10 wins in 16 matches. To reach the semis they beat their neighbours Impala 29-24 at RFUEA Grounds. It will be interesting to see how they will rise from a humiliating 54-11 loss against Kabras in the Enterprise semis

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