IMPALA FLOODLIT

Nondies squad for Floodies quarterfinal against Impala

Nondies photo courtesy/Nondies Media
Nondies photo courtesy/Nondies Media

Nondies coach Moses Wanyanga has named his squad that will tackle Impala Saracens in the Impala Floodlit quarters at Impala Club in a match scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 5:40 PM.

Wafula Sankara, Dan Okito and Ian Mumbwani form the back three with Benjamin Marshal and Victor Rogena in the midfield. Saidi Sumba is the scrum half with Calvin Sheunda taking up the fly-half role.

Steve Odhiambo starts at number eight and he is set to captain the side. Brian Amaista and Fred Shisia are scheduled to start as flankers.

Brian Sinei and Henry Fullbright are in the second row where they join Brian Amimo, Brian Ochieng and Wesley Odhiambo will lead the pack.

Frank Mutuku, . Yusuf Abdulahi, Trevor Otieno, Ryan Odoua, Brian Omondi, Tony Fidens, Moseti Nyaenya start off the bench.

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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.

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, which will usher in the club’s category action.

Floodies Clubs schedule

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.

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