KCB eye Kabras scalp in titanic Kenya Cup final


George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during ...
George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during their Kenya Cup final match at KCB grounds, Ruaraka in Nairobi on March 24, 2018. KCB RFC won 29-24. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • KCB RFC Team Manager Phillip Wamae says the slightest of margins will determine the outcome of their Kenya Cup final showdown with Kabras Sugar on Saturday
  • The two titans clash at the ASK showground in Kakamega and such is the quality between them that Wamae believes the team that will make minimal mistakes will prevail

KCB RFC Team Manager Phillip Wamae says the slightest of margins will determine the outcome of their Kenya Cup final showdown with Kabras Sugar on Saturday.

The two titans clash at the ASK showground in Kakamega and such is the quality between them that Wamae believes the team that will make minimal mistakes will prevail.

KCB whitewashed Kenya Harlequins 46-13 over the weekend in the semi finals to reach their third consecutive finals in a row and will look to retain their title against a truly worthy opponent.

Both teams have met in the last two finals with KCB winning both 29-24 in 2018 and 36-8 in 2017- with both matches being hosted by KCB at the Ruaraka ground unlike this year where it will be played in Kakamega.

The two sides will lock horns from 4pm at the Kakamega ASK Showground with the winning team taking home Sh. 1 million in prize money from Kenya Rugby Union.

But according to the former KCB flanker, Wamae the team that will make minimal mistakes will carry the day.

“It’s going to be a tough encounter we believe so but you know everyone has prepared well mentally and its going to be decided by the one who makes the minimal mistakes will win the trophy.”

“Since it’s our last game of the season we’re going to give it our best and we hope that all our systems will come in place and retain the cup.”

Curtis Olago charges will be seeking for their seventh title in the Kenya cup history and their third in a row after doing so in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

With no injuries in his team, Wamae is optimistic of winning the game having won against Kabras 44-20 in the league in February.

The Kenya Cup will be played outside Nairobi for the first time but according to Wamae although their opponents will be having the home advantage it won’t be effective in the match.

“we believe that the league, the playoffs and the finals are different tournaments all together so I think they will have the home advantage but I don’t think it’s a fact that will come into this finals.”

He added that Kabras has proven to be worthy opponents to show up against KCB and he believes it will be an exciting encounter.

At 2 pm Western Bulls will crash against Kisumu Rfc in the KRU Championship final at the same groung.

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