Kisumu RFC began their KRU Championship quest with a 15-11 win over Shamas Foundation in a match played at RFUEA Grounds.
The Brave Hearts headed to Nairobi seeking to avenge a defeat suffered during last season’s opener played in Kisumu and their new head coach Lawrence Buyachi was also keen to start off on a positive note.
Kisumu had a try that was converted by winger Philip Anyumba while Ham Namisi drilled in a penalty for Shamas for a 7-3 scoreline.
Washington Ochieng’s 26th minute penalty saw Kisumu lead 10-3. The hosts would draw close when winger Elvis Ayua grabbed a try that cut the gap to two points in the 29th minute.
Kennedy Kitoi later scored an unconverted try that put Kisumu’s lead at 15-8. Namisi at the other end scored a penalty for Shamasat the stroke of halftime to move to 11 points and that was the final points of the match as the final half had no points.
Impala v Zetech University – 3pm Impala Ground
Referee: Vincent Muiruiri
Nondescripts vs Daystar University – 3pm Racecourse
Referee: Joseph Mumo
Assessor: Peris Mukoko
South Coast Pirates vs USIU – 3pm Seacrest
Referee: Saidi Kenya
Shamas Foundation 11-15 Kisumu
Referee: Lorence Ishuga
Western Bulls vs University Of Eldoret – 3pm Bullring
Referee: Eric Chebutala
Assess Paul Weloba
Eldoret RFC vs Kabarak University – 2pm Moi University
Referee: Robinson Kiplangat
Peer Douglas Ngetich