Former Kenya Cup side, Impala RFC, have officially announced the dates for the 40th edition Impala Floodlit, set to take place at the Impala Club in October.
The much-anticipated Floodies will kick off on Saturday, October 14th, starting with the quarterfinal stage. The semi-final matches are scheduled for October 21, 2023, and the grand final of the competition will culminate on October 28, 2023.
KCB in Impala Floodlit
KCB Rugby, the defending champions, secured their title in the 2022 Impala Floodlit edition by defeating Nondies with a score of 20-3 in an electrifying match held at the Impala Grounds.
With this victory, KCB Rugby successfully defended their title, which they had also won in 2019. This marked their ninth Impala Floodlit title and fourth in a row. Davis Chenge of KCB RFC, a formidable forward, was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
The Impala Floodlit tournament serves as a prelude to the upcoming 2023/24 Kenya Cup season. It has become a tradition for Kenya Cup clubs to use this competition as a warm-up for the new season, providing an excellent opportunity to fine-tune their skills and strategies.
— Impala RFC (@ImpalaRfc) September 29, 2023
Consistently, clubs like Kenya Harlequin, Impala RFC, Blak Blad, Menengai Oilers, Nondies, and Nakuru RFC have been active participants in the tournament, contributing to its popularity and competitive nature.
ImpAla Floodlit most successful teams
Mean Machine 9 titles ( 1984,1991, 1993, 1994, 1995,1996, 2004,2006,2011)
KCB 9 titles ( 2005,2007,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019, 2022)
Impala 7 titles (1999,2000,2001,2003,2009, 2010, 2016)
Barclays 4 titles (1985,1987,1989,1992)
Mwamba 3 titles (1986,1988,2008)
Kenya Harlequin (1990,1997,1998)
Strathmore Leos (2011)
Floodies Roll Of Honor
1984: Mean Machine
1990: Kenya Harlequin
1991: Mean Machine
1993: Mean Machine
1994: Mean Machine
1995: Mean Machine
1996: Mean Machine
1997: Kenya Harlequin
1998: Kenya Harlequin
2004: Mean Machine
2006: Mean Machine
2011: Strathmore Leos
2011: Mean Machine
2020: Not played
2021: Not played
*There were two editions of the tournament in 2011. Strathmore Leos won the 29th edition of the tournament in March 2011 with Mean Machine winning the 30th edition of the tournament in October 2011.