As the Kenya Cup enters its fourth matchday on Saturday, 13th January 2024, the rugby union competition is heating up with teams vying for supremacy in the country’s premier division. This weekend’s fixtures promise to deliver high-octane rugby action as the teams battle it out on the field.
The headline fixture of the weekend sees Homeboyz taking on the formidable Kabras Sugar at Jamhuri Park. Homeboyz, currently at the bottom of the table without a win, face a herculean task against the league leaders, Kabras Sugar, who have secured a perfect start with three wins from three games, boasting a +180 point difference. This game will be a true test of character for Homeboyz as they aim to upset the leaders and kickstart their season.
Elsewhere, Mwamba will look to climb out of the relegation zone as they take on second-placed KCB Rugby at the RFUEA Ground. With both teams coming off different fortunes—Mwamba with no wins and KCB with a clean slate—the match is set to be a clash of desperation against confidence. Mwamba’s defense will need to be at its best to hold off KCB’s potent attack.
At the Strathmore Sports Ground, Strathmore Leos will host Kenya Harlequin in what is expected to be a tightly contested match. Both teams are tied with 15 points each, but Harlequin has a better point difference, placing them third in the standings. The Leos will rely on their home advantage to try and leapfrog their visitors in the table.
Nakuru, sitting in the middle of the pack, will face off against Menengai Oilers at the Nakuru Athletic Club. The Oilers, like the top three, have won all their matches so far and will be keen to maintain their position at the top end of the table. Nakuru will aim to disrupt the Oilers’ rhythm and secure a win to push for a playoff spot.
At the Kisumu Polytechnic, Kisumu will battle it out with K.U. Blak Blad in a quest for their first win of the season. With just one point separating them from the playoff zone, Kisumu will be eager to seize this opportunity against Blak Blad, who are currently sitting comfortably in fifth place.
The final fixture of the weekend will see the Catholic Monks face Nondescripts at the Catholic University. Both teams are in the lower half of the table, and a win for either side could prove crucial in their efforts to climb the standings and avoid the relegation battle.
As we approach this critical juncture in the Kenya Cup, every match carries significant weight. The outcomes of this weekend’s games could either reinforce the current hierarchy or completely disrupt the standings, making every tackle, try, and conversion count. Fans across the nation are gearing up for another thrilling round of Kenya Cup rugby action.