Kenya Cup week 13 preview


The Kenya Cup action will enter week 13 matches with six matches lined-up to take place in five different venues across the country.

Kabras vs Mwamba – Bull Ring (Lions Primary)

League leaders Kabras will be in search of the 12th  win of the season as they tackle Kulabu at home.  The 2016 Kenya Cup Champions are on a four-match winning streak and they are hoping to top the log for the second time in a row but can only achieve that if they keep on winning with maximum points.

Their opponents Mwamba head into this after a slim 15-14 win over Blak Blad which saw them end a two-match losing run in 2020.  The Railways based club will be seeking to pick a win in Kakamega to stay in contention for a place in the top six.

Kulabu will be in search of the first win over Kabras since the 22-17 win in the 2014/15 season.  They have lost the last six Kenya Cup meetings against Kabras.

KCB vs Kenya Harlequins -KCB Sports Club

The Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB will be hoping to extend their winning streak to seven matches in a row. They have picked massive wins ever since their first loss of the season to Kabras. As they host Quins, they will be eager to pick maximum points to keep the dream of finishing top alive.

Kenya Harlequins, on the other hand,  head to this clash after a disappointing 48-3 defeat to Homeboyz. The loss came after another defeat to Kabras.  With only 17 points after 12 rounds, the side clearly understands that a loss will complicate their survival chances. Quins have not beaten KCB in the last six matches.

Homeboyz vs Nakuru- Jamhuri Grounds 

Homeboyz will tackle Nakuru with the hope of picking the 11th win of the season. The Deejayz are keen to stay on winning ways to keep in tabs with league leaders Kabras and KCB as well as stay in contention for a direct semi-final.

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Nakuru, on their part, are pushing to secure a place in the playoffs. Wanyore head to this clash after back to back slim wins over Mwamba and Menengai Oilers. Felix Oloo coached side will be keen to beat the Deejayz for the first time since 31 January 2015.

Blad vs Impala – Kenyatta University 

Impala Saracens have dropped nine points behind third-placed Homeboyz. Mitch Ocholla charges will not want to drop further behind the Deejayz. The Gazelles have won eight of the 12 matches played this season and will be banking on their fine record against Blad to get the ninth win of the season.

Blak Blad have had a poor run against Impala. The Kenyatta University side has lost all the last six meetings against Impala including three home matches. They are aware that a positive result in this clash will play a key role in their survival.

Menengai Oilers vs Western Bulls-  Moi Showground- Nakuru 

Oilers will be eyeing a return to winning ways as they welcome Western Bulls. They suffered a narrow 19-17 loss to Nakuru last weekend. A win this weekend will see them stay in the top six and boost their playoff chances.

Their opponents Western Bulls head to this date after three straight losses in 2020. Despite the losses they had a brilliant display against Kenya Cup Defending Champions KCB and will head to Nakuru full of confidence. A win for Echulusi will boost their survival chances as they are currently placed in the danger zone.

The last time these two met was early this season with Oilers winning 27-21 at the Bull Ring.

Nondies vs Kisumu- Jamhuri Grounds

Nondies suffered a shocking 19-17 defeat in the reverse fixture which took place on day two of the season at Mamboleo Grounds. As they welcome Kisumu, they will be hoping to earn revenge and end their two-match losing streak in 2020.

Kisumu, on the other hand, head to this seeking a double that will end their 10-match winless run in the league. Brian Makalama coached side sit bottom with five points.

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