Kabras rain blows on Homeboyz

Monday, February 21st, 2022 01:38 | By
Kabras Sugar’s captain Dan Sikuta is tackled by Barnabas Owuor of Strathmore during a past league match at the Impala grounds on March 6. Kabras won 35-9. Photo/PD/ALEX NJUE

Kabras Sugar will once again host the Kenya Cup finals thanks to a 10th successive bonus point win.

The Kakamega-based side will renew their rivalry with KCB this coming Saturday in the league ahead of the semifinals playoffs and head coach Jerome Muller is hopeful of a shot at the title this season.

The semifinals playoffs take place after the last round of league matches this weekend.

Muller shared a glimpse of his game plan with People Sport on why opted to source for lineouts when they got penalties against their weekend opponents Homeboyz at the Kakamega showground where the team led 12-6 at half time to win 31-6 in the end.         

 “We tried a couple of new things and that is why we did not go for the points but rather opted for lineouts because our game plan is based on scrum downs and lineouts and were testing our systems and it turned out a couple of things did not work and we are going back to the drawing board because we have a big one coming versus KCB,” said Muller in Kakamega.

Within grasp

Homeboyz coach predicted a tough cup final for Kabras after he discovered the Sugar Millers have been practising for a rainy Kenya Cup final the hard way a downpour ‘disoriented’ his boys focus to lose a close half time gap.  

“My boys played well only that the rain messed up our game and Kabras capitalised on the weather they have trained under,” Homeboyz coach Oscar Ayodi.

At the same venue earlier on, Mwamba registered a 26-8 win against MMUST that shot the team back to position five and coach Kevin Wambua is looking forward to finishing in the top after meeting Quins this coming round.

“An away game against MMUST was physical as expected and it took some courage and experience for us to control the game and play to our structures in the second half. We are focused on finishing in the top six,  it’s within our grasp,”  said Wambua.

MMUST head coach Dr Ochieng Ahaya said his boys only rise to the occasion when it’s a tough opponent and he hopes Impala will play according to expectations this weekend.

“Mwamba took their chances very well. Initially the attitude was not good because we underrated them and honestly I still don’t understand how we lost and they beat us convincingly so this week we hope Impala will be a tough opponent so that we can rise to the occasion. 

In Nairobi, Nondescrpts beat Ngong Road rivals with their captains saying they still had a chance to survive the chop despite the nervousness and pressure already creeping in.

“It was a very crucial win for us, if we lost it was a direct relegation for us and so we must now win against Homeboyz to be safe. We were ready for this Ngong Road derby against Impala at home and our setpieces worked  well and we will now address our ball handling errors,” Nondies captain Fidel Oloo.

Impala skipper Quinto Oongo said: “We must win our game against Impala and wait for the outcomes of the other matches.”

Kenya Cup results

Kabras Sugar 31-6  Homeboyz 

MMUST 6-28 Mwamba

Strathmore 9-23 KCB 

Menengai Oilers 19-0  BlakBlad

Kenya Harlequins 13-18 Nakuru  

Nondescripts 20-18  Impala 

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