Second half of Kenya Cup rugby league competition set to gain momentum heading into top four playoffs
The 12-team Kenya Cup rugby league is set to resume this Saturday with six exciting round five fixtures with the Thika Road duo of defending champs KCB and Blak Blad at home against winless Impala Saracens and Mwamba respectively.
As expected match fitness will be in short supply with most players having indulged in the holiday festivities while a few brilliant colleagues did extras over the break and are definitely poised to be fitter as the hunt for points resumes.
The second half of the competition is set to serve up memorable fights as it gains momentum heading into the top four playoffs scheduled for next month where two sides will be relegated and dropped to the second tier KRU Championship.
Kabras Sugar, Menengai Oilers and KCB remain unbeaten while the trio of Nakuru, Mwamba and Impala are yet to bag a first win and have seven rounds to determine their relegation fate on February 19.
Currently the three struggling sides have taken up the bottom three places.
As Impala and Mwamba visit the raging Thika Road duo of KCB and BlakBlad, a varsity derby pitting Strathmore and MMUST will also spoil the fans’ choices.
Homeboyz is also set to host Nakuru within the capital at Jamhuri showground.
Only two matches will be staged away from the capital in Kakamega and at Nakuru.
Kenya Harlequin travel to Nakuru county to face unbeaten Menengai Oilers in a match that will knock out one of the two from the top four.
After beating Strathmore Leos 24-15 for first win at home, Nondescripts will resume an away mission against the rampaging Kabras.
The season has seen two postponed fixtures that will test KCB as the side will be forced to create space in between the seven weekends and one week break after the final 11th round to honour the fixtures.
Coach Curtis Olago charges had their second and fourth rounds against Blak Blad and Mwamba postponed to dates yet to be disclosed.