Top referees to officiate Kenya Cup final


Andrew Amonde (with ball) of KCB RFC breaks out during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match ...
(FILE)Andrew Amonde (with ball) of KCB RFC breaks out during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match Kabras Sugar RFC at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. KCB RFC won 40-15.Image/SPORTPICHA

In Summary

  • Moses Ndung’u appointed by the Kenya rugby referee association to hold the fort of the Kenya Cup final between Kabras Sugar and KCB set for Saturday May 18 in Kakamega.
  • Kabras Sugar RFC and KCB RC will be facing off in the season’s finale for the third year running which will be held in the Kakamega Showground.

Experienced centre referee Moses Ndung’u has been appointed by the Kenya rugby referee association to hold the fort of the Kenya Cup final between Kabras Sugar and KCB set for Saturday May 18 in Kakamega.

He will have Constant Cap and Godwin Karuga as his Assistant Referees. Ndung’u was the referee in last year’s Impala Floodlit Tournament final.

KCB face off Kabras Sugar in the finals as the curtains fall on the Kenya Cup 2018/2019 season after 18 weeks of pitch action in Nairobi, Nakuru and Kakamega.

To reach the final, KCB trounced Kenya Harlequins 46-13 at the Lion’s Den backyard in Nairobi while Kabras Sugar edged Mwamba RFC 23-11 in the second semi-final hosted at the Kakamega Showground.

Kabras Sugar RFC and KCB RC will be facing off in the season’s finale for the third year running which will be held in the Kakamega Showground.

KCB and Kabras Sugar have met in the last two Kenya cup finals with KCB winning both; 29-24 in 2018 and 36-8 in 2017- with both matches being hosted by KCB.

According to the manual, the team ranked top hosts the final. Last year, KCB, who finished top after the regular league season, hosted the final at the KCB Sports Club Ruaraka.  This season, Kabras were first on the log thus earning the right to host the final by virtue of being in the final.

Kabras won Kenya Cup in the 2015/2016 season, beating Impala 22-5 at the Impala Sports Club grounds to become the second rugby club outside Nairobi to win the Kenya Cup after Nakuru, who lifted the cup in 2013 and 2014 season.

KCB hammered Kabras sugar 27-3 to win the title in 2014/2015 season, and edged the sugar millers 36-8 in the 20-16/2017 season to retain the title. Kabras Sugar came close in the 2017/2018 season but suffered a loss of 29-24 to KCB in the finals.

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.

-By Kenya Cup

 

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