IMPALA FLOODLIT

Impala Floodlit quarterfinal pairings confirmed

Nondies Benson Salem in action against KCB. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half.
Nondies Benson Salem in action against KCB. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half.

The Impala Floodlit Tournament quartefinal pairings are out following a draw done on Saturday 22 October 2022.

Defending Champions KCB Rugby have been paired against Kenya Harlequin while Varsity sides Strathmore Leos and Blak Blad are set to face off in the other quarterfinal.

Former Kenya Cup sides Impala Saracens and Nondies will battle in the third quarter-final. Fans will be treated to a Nakuru derby as 2019 floodies finalists Menengai Oilers play Nakuru RFC.

The University Category is also on schedule, with Strathmore Catulus taking on USIU Martials in the first quarterfinal, paving the way for the second quarterfinal between Catholic Monks and Blak Blad II, Daystar Falcons taking on Mean Machine, and the Kenya U20 national team, Chipu, taking on Nakuru Universities Combined in the fourth quarterfinal.

Impala Floodlit Tournament makes a long-awaited return after two-year hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three-weekend knock-out tournament will run from 29 October 29 2022. Day two will be on 5 November and the finals will be played on 12 November 2022.

Early birds tickets for day one and two will retail at kshs. 300 while at the gates, tickets will sell at kshs. 400.  On the final day, advanced tickets will sell at kshs. 400 while at the gate tickets will cost 500.

The tournament that ushers in the Kenya Cup season was last played in 2019 with KCB Rugby winning the third successive floodlit title after a 23-9 win over Menengai Oilers.

Oilers were making their maiden appearance and had eliminated Kenya Harlequins and host Impala to get to the final.

In 2021 the tournament didn’t take place due to the ban on contact sports following the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world. In  2021 it did not happen with teams resorting to facing off in friendlies ahead of the season.

Impala Floodlit Draw

Clubs Category

Quarterfinals

KCB v Kenya Harlequin

Blak Blad v Strathmore Leos

Impala v Nondescripts

Nakuru v Menengai Oilers

University Category

Quarterfinals

Strathmore Catulus v USIU Martials

Catholic Monks v Blak Blad II

Daystar Falcons v Mean Machine

Chipu v Nakuru Universities Combined.

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