KENYA CUP

KCB defeat Nakuru RFC to end the year on a high

KCB Rugby huddle in a past action. Photo CourtesyDennis Acre-half.
KCB Rugby huddle in a past action. Photo CourtesyDennis Acre-half.

Its four out of four for former Kenya Cup Champions KCB RFC after they defeated Nakuru RFC 45-10 in a Kenya Cup match played at the Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 17 December 2022.

Prior to this match, the Bankers had won all their previous openers, as they continued to chase the Kenya Cup title this season. Curtis Olago’s charges were powered by the top of the table position, and were keen to retain the top position heading to the Christmas break.

Nakuru eyeing second win

Former Kenya Cup Champions Nakuru on the other hand headed to this clash seeking to better their weekend’s performance where they beat Strathmore Leos. They however had an uphill task going up against a flying KCB side

It was Samuel Asati who registered his name first on the scoresheet, with a well worked out try that Darwin Mukidza converted. Nakuru RFC made a comeback with a five-pointer from Amos Obae and Fredrick Odongo added the extras.

KCB RFC would then stage a spirited fight that saw Martin Owillah score the second try of the match. The conversion was successful off the boots of Darwin Mukidza. Minutes to the end of the opening half, Samuel Asati scored KCB’S third try of the match which Darwin Mukidza converted to give KCB a 19-7 lead.

Infringements from the Bankers saw them penalized, and  Odongo collected the points to see the scores move to KCB 19-10 Nakuru at half time.

Scoreless half for Nakuru

The second half was KCB dominated, and Nakuru RFC failed to add to the scores. Michael Kimwele opened the scores during the second half, scoring two tries which Darwin converted.

Brian Wahinya scored his second try of the season which saw the visitors move to 40-10. Darwin missed the conversion this time.

The win sees KCB RFC Bank four wins  while Nakuru RFC stay on one win this season.  The Kenya Cup will make a comeback next year January 7, 2022.

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