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Kabras, KCB h**ded for Cup finals

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 23:46 | By
Kabras players tackle Homeboyz front rower Elfas Etemesi during their Enterprise Cup semi-finals at the Kakamega Showgrounds on Saturday. PHOTO/ Alex Njue

Kabras coach Jerome Muller says that he is excited to renew the rivalry with KCB at the Kakamega Showgrounds this Saturday after both sides emerged victorious in their respective Enterprise cup semifinals. Kabras eliminated Homeboyz with a 37-11 win while KCB whipped Impala Saracens 20-18 at the Impala Club.

The two sides that met at Kenya Cup finals recently are yearning to give the rugby enthusiasts a good reason to return to Kakamega this weekend for a different competition. It will be a moment of truth and rivalry renewal between the two sides that failed to meet in the March 12th Kenya cup finals after the Bankers were beaten by Oilers in the cup semis.

Kabras then beat Oilers in a tensed final to become the new title holders and this Saturday they will seek to defend the Enterprise cup.

Muller said it was a tough match playing with a total of four sin bins whereas their opponent had a bad day with their kicking game failing to grab the half time lead because of missed penalty attempts. The hosts were under pressure until six minutes to play, when the Sugar Millers scored three quick tries and converted all to win the match 37-11.

 “It was tough Homeboyz came to play and put us under a lot of pressure but my boys saved the day. First half was under so much pressure we gave away penalties and we had to fight through three dubious yellow cards to be able to win it late but we are happy for the win as we go back to prepare for KCB next - we believe we will be ready,” Muller said.

 In Nairobi hosting Impala Saracens will blame selves for failure to slot in a leveler conversion after both sides tied on two tries a piece and two penalties each. Both sides went to the break tied 6-6 courtesy of two penalties for each one and returning to the second half. The visitors scored two converted tries while the visitors only managed two tries and converted one to spell their own exit from the competition where the team was slated for great exploits coming off wins over Menengai Oilers and Nakuru.  

 KCB fullback Steve Muhoya converted both tries scored by Peter Waitere and Elphas Adunga while Impala’s Billy Arigi and Paul Mutsami scored a try each. One conversion by Quinto Ongo sailed wide to leave KCB in a 20-18 lead that remained unchanged to give the bankers an opportunity to meet Kabras in a final this season.

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