Mwamba, Saracens rout opponents as Kenya Cup resumes


KCB RFC and Homeboyz players tussle for the ball during their Kenya Cup match at ...
(FILE)KCB RFC and Homeboyz players tussle for the ball during their Kenya Cup match at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 26-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Impala Saracens kicked off their new year on a high note after thrashing Resolution Kisii 77-0 at the Impala grounds on Saturday as action resumed on Kenya Cup.

The hosts had promised a “baptism of fire” to the newly promoted Kisii and kept the promise.

Kisii RFC head coach Nick Abok was making a return to his old club since his appointment as the Kisii head tactician. However, his former pay-masters had other ideas after they ruined his return.

Impala scored 13 tries and added the extras six times for an easy win. The defeat now sees Kisii drop to the relegation zone at position 12, awaiting the outcome of the other games.

Captain Samson Onsomu and Nato Simiyu were the tormentors-in-chief as they proofed their experience on the pitch. Onsomu was the first to go under the posts after charging down Kitoi overhead kick which Onsomu easily converted.

Minutes later, a well-worked set- piece from Impala’s Number 10, Nato Simiyu, caught Kisii defence unaware and Derick Mayar was on hand to score a beautiful try.

Sensation Vincent Mose, Shujaa utilityman Samuel Motari, and youngster Xavier Kipngetich went under the posts each before the break for a 55-0 lead.

After the break, Impala scored three tries in quick succession through powerhouse Duncan Ekasi and Ishamel Mokaya (2) to lead 65-0, taking the game beyond the reach of Kisii.

Xavier Kipngetich and Samuel Motari added their braces late in the game for a 77-0 convincing win for the ‘Sarries’.

Both sets of players made the battle tough so much so that only the most stable found their footing in the heat of it all at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 26-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.com
Both sets of players made the battle tough so much so that only the most stable found their footing in the heat of it all at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 26-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In a highlight match, leaders KCB edged out Menengai Homeboyz 26-6 at the Ruaraka grounds in an enticing match.

KCB bagged five points from the win to stay atop on 25 points, cementing their lead with an eye on a sixth title.

Darwin Mukidza boots saved the bankers from the jaws of defeat with four penalties while Davie Chenge’s and Abeka bagged a try each to confirm the bankers win.

At the same time, second-placed Kabras Sugar, playing host to Kenya Harlequins, continued with their 100 percent impressive record with a 22—13 win over their rivals.

This was Harlequins second defeat of the season after losing to Homeboyz last year. They await a tough test next weekend against on form Impala Saracens.

Homeboyz coach Paul 'Pau' Murunga instructs during their Kenya Cup match against KCB RFC at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 19-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha
Homeboyz coach Paul ‘Pau’ Murunga instructs during their Kenya Cup match against KCB RFC at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 19-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Mwamba RFC were also on the winning streak; thumping newly promoted Mombasa RFC 74—3 at the Railways club.

Summarised scores

Mwamba RFC 74-3 Mombasa RFC

KCB 26-6 Homeboyz

Saracens 77-0Kisii RFC

Kabras Sugar 22-Harlequins 13

Nondiescripts  25 -20 Strathmore Leos

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