Kabras taste sweet win in Kenya Cup
The Kenya Cup defending champions Kabras Sugar Rugby Club Saturday proved their prowess after beating KCB Rugby Club 29-23 at KCB Sports Club in a tight match.
The Western-based club have ended the KCB unbeaten run in their past nine games, claiming the top position in the Kenya Cup table standings.
The two sides were apart by just one point heading to the battle of the titans.
However, KCB had an upper hand heading into the game with 10 wins in their 14 previous meetings.
Kabras were determined to get away with a win after Ntabeni Dukisa scored a penalty to give Sugarmen a 3-0 lead over KCB.
Kabras extended their lead after the Fijian -born player Jone Kubu, scored a memorable try converted by Ntabeni Dukisa to take the scores to 10-0.
Kubu kicked the ball behind the opponents’ defence and collected it to score.
Ntabeni Dukisa scored a brilliant penalty to take Kabras to a commanding 13-0 lead after KCB Rugby Club forward Oscar Simiyu was sent off the pitch reducing KCB to 14 men.
The Bankers had to go through the better part of the first half without Simiyu who was sent to the bin for a high tackle on Daniel Sikuta.
Dukisa missed another penalty but got another chance and this time he extended the score to 16-0.
KCB Fullback Darwin Mukidza scored their first three points making it 16-3 before Samuel Asati scored an excellent try which was converted by Mukidza to take the scores to 16-10 even as the game went to the halftime break. The hosts came back charged in the second half with captain Curtis Lilako scoring a try which was converted by Darwin Mukidza to give the Bankers a 17-16 lead.
Dukisa responded with a penalty but Mukidza scored two penalties to take the score to 23-17.
Kabras made some changes by bringing in Ephraim Odour and Teddy Akala.
From the scrum, Dan Angwech created a good chance for Kubu to score. Dukisa missed both chances but Kabras still had a 24-23 lead.
Kabras big man Jeanson Musoga scored a try in the last minute of play to seal the victory for Kabras.
Kabras held on to win the game and they will be facing Menengai Oilers in their next Kenya Cup fixture.