Struggling Bulls hope sorrow sparks Kenya Cup revival

Godfrey Okoth (L) of Kenya Harlequins RFC pass ball past Cedne Odera of Nondescript RFC ...
(FILE)Godfrey Okoth (L) of Kenya Harlequins RFC pass ball past Cedne Odera of Nondescript RFC during their Kenya Cup match day four action at Jamhuri Park 26 in Nairobi on November 2016. The Quins won 24-10. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

Struggling Kenya Cup side Western Bulls take on Nondescripts RC hoping the sorrow of losing center Emmanuel Musasia spurs them on to a third win from 11 rounds this season.

Musasia passed away on February 13 as death claimed yet another member of the Kenyan rugby fraternity in a truly tragic three-month spell for the sport.

Musasia, an alumnus of the Chavakali High School, was last in action for the Bulls during their Kenya Cup match day five encounter against Mwamba RC at the Nairobi Railway Club, a fixture that they lost 55-10.

A statement from the club read, in part, “Mannu as he was fondly referred by his team mates at Western Bulls and across the Kenya Rugby fraternity fought a brave, quiet life during his last days and we at Western Bulls will remember his immense contribution to the club both on and off the pitch with Gratitude and Respect.”

Now, the Bulls take to the turf for the first time since losing the player who previously turned out for Masaku RFC prior to joining them with hope they can put up a brave display, befitting of their fallen star.

The Bulls are stuck in a relegation dogfight with bottom-placed Mean Machine who have lost 11 in 11.

A win for the Bulls could lift them above tenth placed Blak Blad who hold a slightly superior points difference with both clubs joint on 10 points.

They travel to the Nondies’ home at the Jamhuri Park in on the back of narrow 17-15 loss to Resolution Impala Saracens.

Leaders KCB – whose remarkable streak that has seen them amass ten wins in 11 fixtures and are yet to taste defeat – take their swashbuckling form to Menengai Cream Homeboyz as they look to steer clear of the chasing pack.

Top Fry Nakuru, sitting sixth, are back in town to play Kenya Harlequins in one of the clashes of the weekend and any result will see changes in the table.

Match Day 13 Fixtures

Saturday 18

Kabras Sugar v Strathmore Leos – 4.00pm, Kakamega Showground

KCB v Menengai Cream Homeboyz – 4.00pm, KCB Sports Club

Nondescripts v Western Bulls  – 4.00pm, Jamhuri Park

Resolution Impala Saracens v Mwamba – 4.00pm, Impala Club

SportPesa Quins v Top Fry Nakuru – 4.00pm, RFUEA

Mean Machine v Blak Blad – 4.00pm, UoN

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