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MMUST, Daystar tied as race for Kenya Cup promotion intensifies

Sunday, February 25th, 2024 13:28 | By
MMUST Rugby players during Bungoma 7s. PHOTO/MMUST/Facebook.
MMUST Rugby players during Bungoma 7s. PHOTO/MMUST/Facebook.

In the KRU Championship, MMUST, Daystar Falcons, and South Coast Pirates find themselves in a tight race for the two coveted home semifinal positions.

All three teams have won seven matches and lost one out of their eight games played so far.

MMUST/Daystar tied

Masinde Muliro and Daystar Falcons are tied at the top of the table with 34 points each, but Masinde Muliro edge ahead due to a superior goal difference. South Coast Pirates follow closely behind in third place with 31 points.

MMUST Rugby Club players. PHOTO/MMUST Rugby/Facebook
MMUST Rugby Club players. PHOTO/MMUST Rugby/Facebook

Impala hold the fourth position with 23 points, while Western Bulls sit in fifth place with 18 points. JKUAT Cougars round off the top six with 14 points.

Mombasa and USIU Martials share the seventh position with 12 points each, while UoE Trojans are ninth with 11 points.

Kabarak University occupy the 10 spot with 10 points, while Mean Machine, the three-time Kenya Cup champions, languish at the bottom of the table with just 8 points in the second tier.

MMUST win

In recent fixtures, Masinde Muliro secured a hard-fought 39-15 victory over USIU Martials, maintaining their top position in the standings.

Daystar Falcons claimed a convincing 38-8 away win against the UoE Trojans, strengthening their position in the top tier of the championship.

South Coast Pirates faced a tough challenge away from home but managed to emerge victorious with a 17-7 scoreline against Kabarak University.

KRU Championship match. PHOTO/MMUST

Western Bulls kept their playoff aspirations alive with a narrow 13-11 win over Mean Machine, further complicating Machine's chances of survival.

Mombasa secured a crucial 18-17 home win against JKUAT Cougars to bolster their position in the standings.

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