Impala Floodlit Tournament’s playing schedule has been confirmed ahead of the quarterfinal matches slated for Saturday 29 October at Impala Club and RFUEA Grounds.
The matches are scheduled to kick off at 10:20 with the Varsity Category where Strathmore Leos Catulus are set to face USIU at RFUEA Grounds. At Impala Club, Daystar Falcons will be playing Mean Machine.
Floodlit midday action
Catholic Monks will take on Blak Blad II in a 12:00 PM kick-off match at RFUEA Grounds. At the same time, Kenya Under 20 will be tackling Nakuru Universities Combined team at Impala Club.
There will be a veterans match at lunchtime and the match will usher in the club’s category action.
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The Varsity derby pitting Strathmore Leos and Blak Blad will commence at 2:20 PM before paving way for a Nakuru Derby match between 2019 finalist Menengai Oilers and Nakuru RFC.
Host Impala Saracens will face Nondies at 4:00 PM while the final match on the schedule will the clash between defending Champions KCB Rugby and Kenya Harlequin.
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 playing schedule
Strathmore Catulus vs USIU- 10:20 (RFUEA Grounds)
Daystar Falcons vs Mean Machine -10:20 Impala Club
Catholic Monks vs Blak Blad II – 12:00 (RFUEA Grounds)
Kenya Under 20 vs Nakuru Universities combined – 12:00 Impala Club
Veterans Exhibition Match – Impala Club – 1:40 PM
Club category at Impala Club
Blak Blad vs Strathmore Loes 2:20 PM
Nakuru RFC vs Menengai Oilers -4:00 PM
Nondies vs Impala – 6:00 PM
KCB Rugby vs Kenya Harlequin- 7:20 PM