Kenya Cup: Nondescripts seek redemption after promotion back to top tier league


Nondescripts will be seeking a fresh start to the 2023-2024 Kenya Cup season on Saturday when they host defending champions Kabras Sugar at Impala Grounds in Nairobi.

The 17-time Kenya Cup champions were welcomed back to the top flight league last weekend with a 45-8 loss to KCB Rugby in their Kenya Cup opener at KCB Sports Club.

Nondies who are the most successful Kenya Cup side and Kenya’s oldest rugby club lost 13-7 to Homeboyz on the final day of the regular season on February 26th last year to finish bottom of the 12-team league.

That was the first time in the history of the club that they have been relegated since its formation in 1923.Nondies won the first edition of the Kenya Cup in 1975.

The club will however not have it easy against Kabras Sugar, the defending champions who won both the league and Enterprise Cup unbeaten last season.

Last Saturday, Kabras thrashed Kisumu RFC 72-10, picking the first biggest win of the new campaign so far.

Nondies will surely have to pull something close to extraordinary to edge out Kabras who boast of over 20 players in the Kenya Simbas and Kenya Sevens.

At the same time, KCB will play Catholic Monks seeking to build on their season opener win.

Mwamba will host Menengai Oilers as Kisumu RFC play Nakuru.

Saturday’s Kenya Cup Fixtures

Mwamba v Menengai Oilers-12pm, Impala Grounds

Nondescripts v Kabras Sugar-2pm, Impala Grounds

Kenya Harlequin v Homeboyz-4pm, Impala Grounds

Kisumu v Nakuru- 3pm, Jomo Kenyatta Stadium

Strathmore Leos v Blak Blad-3pm, Strathmore

Catholic Monk v KCB-3pm, Catholic University

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