KCB wallop Impala 47-0 and Menengai Oilers survive scare to overcome Kenya Harlequin

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, January 10th, 2022 07:30 | 2 mins read

Rugby league fans were given a treat of comfortable wins and close upsets when round five of Kenya Cup went down at the weekend, bringing major changes in the 12-team standings.

Menengai Oilers and Strathmore Leos are first and second with 24 and 21 points respectively after Kabras missed their home clash against Nondescripts to drop to third.

 Despite taking over the standings command, Kabras remains the team to have won all fixtures with a bonus as 

The Oilers were handed a couple of lessons after their visitors Kenya Harlequin  picked a losing bonus and missed a winning bonus for the first time this season in a closely contested match that ended 16-15.

 Strathmore Leos returned to second place with 21 points courtesy of a closely contested match they won 25-24 at the Madaraka grounds with the Kabras vs Nondies match postponed as KCB walloped Impala Saracens to climb to fourth place with 16 points.

At the bottom are three sides with a combined 29 Kenya Cup titles, 11 more than what the rest have when combined,  who now have the task of overcoming the looming relegation with tough last six clashes left.

This weekend Nondescripts will host KCB and Nakuru will travel to play Mwamba while Impala will host Blak Blad. 

Meanwhile, Homeboyz head coach Simon Odongo will start looking how to crack the Oilers away this weekend after bagging a second win to climb to seventh with ten points.

Territorial play

 “We blended our experience with the younger players and so far I think the chemistry is working well and we are working on one match at a time. Next we look forward to the Oilers away in Nakuru and we start planning for that tomorrow,” Odongo told People Sport.

Nakuru head coach Felix Oloo was concerned with breakdowns and their efficiency when chances were presented in the game.

“Homeboyz played very good wide attacks while we played while our territorial play was wanting despite having good set pieces. 

“We should improve on the breakdown which is one of the areas we need to work on next.

We will also be looking at how we use our chances. We lost so many chances and now we have to see how we can be efficient with our chances,” said Oloo.