Kenya Cup: High stakes as teams jostle to challenge top guns KCB and Kabras Sugar


The excitement is palpable as the Kenya Cup gears up for another thrilling weekend of rugby action. With Match Day 5 on the horizon, fans across the country are eagerly anticipating clashes that could have significant implications on the standings.

At the top of the table, Kabras Sugar, KCB Rugby, and Menengai Oilers are locked in a fierce battle, each with a perfect record after four matches.

Kabras Sugar and KCB Rugby are separated only by points difference, with Kabras holding a slight edge. This weekend, Kabras Sugar will be hosting Mwamba, a team that has yet to secure a win this season. I

t’s a David versus Goliath match-up, and Kabras will be looking to not just win, but to bolster their points difference, which could be crucial at the end of the season.

KCB Rugby will not have it easy either as they face off against the Strathmore Leos, a team that has shown they can be formidable on their day.

The Leos, currently in sixth place, will be desperate to break into the top tier and a win against the rugby giants could be just the catalyst they need. It will be a test of KCB’s resolve and their aspirations to retain the top spot.

“We need to be wary of Strathmore Leos, who have always caused a lot of problems whenever we play them. The boys must be solid at the back and avoid costly mistakes that may deny us a chance to win the game.

“We have trained well this week, and I am happy with my players. Calling upon our fans to show up in large numbers for the weekend’s fixture,” noted KCB RFC Head Coach Curtis Olago.

The third top contender, Menengai Oilers, with one point adrift of the leaders, will tackle K.U Blak Blad in what promises to be a riveting encounter.

The Oilers have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with and will look to keep the pressure on the two teams above them. K.U Blak Blad, sitting comfortably in the middle of the pack, have a chance to prove their mettle against one of the league’s best.

Kenya Harlequin, tied on points with the Oilers, will also be in action against Nakuru. The Harlequins have been consistent performers this season and a win here could see them breaking into the coveted top three. Nakuru, just a point behind Strathmore Leos, will be looking to cause an upset and climb the ladder themselves.

Further down the standings, the battle to avoid relegation is just as intense. Catholic Monks and Homeboyz, both struggling at the bottom with zero points, are facing pivotal matches against Kisumu and Nondescripts respectively. The Monks will be desperate for a win to climb out of the red zone, while Homeboyz will need to put up a performance that belies their current standing to start turning their season around.

Nondescripts, with just one win to their name, will be aiming to distance themselves from the relegation zone by defeating Homeboyz. This match could potentially be a turning point for the season for both teams, and neither can afford to walk away without points.

With teams now settling into the season, the stakes are higher, and the margin for error is shrinking. Every tackle, try, and conversion this weekend could be the difference between glory and despair as the Kenya Cup continues to deliver the best rugby action in the region. Fans will be watching closely as the drama unfolds, with hopes and dreams hanging in the balance on the pitch. It’s all to play for, and this weekend promises to add another exhilarating chapter to the storied competition that is the Kenya Cup.

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