Kabras RFC eliminate Nondies to reach 9th consecutive Kenya Cup final

Kabras players in a past clash. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras media

Kabras RFC dominance in the Kenya Cup semi-final continued as they defeated Nondies 37-9 in the match played at Kakamega Showground.

The victory means Kabras have won all their nine semi-finals since promotion in 2015 and will be in their ninth straight final as they seek to win the fourth Kenya Cup title.

The Sugarmen have now beaten Nondies in 11 consecutive matches since their 18-16 loss in 2014

Kabras RFC start

Kabras kicked off the match with a burst of energy, keeping the visitors, Nondies, pinned back in their half. They almost opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but a mishandled ball by George Nyambua gave Nondies an opportunity to gain territory.

However, Kabras soon found themselves on the scoreboard as Ntabeni Dukisa converted an early penalty, putting them ahead 3-0.

Despite Kabras’ initial dominance, a knock-on by Gabriel Adero near Nondies’ try line halted their momentum, allowing Nondies to make their way into Kabras’ territory for the first time in the game.

Nevertheless, Kabras quickly rectified their handling errors, and Griffin Chao capitalized on an opportunity on the wing to score the first try of the game. With Ntabeni Dukisa adding the extras, Kabras extended their lead to 10-0.

Nondies swiftly responded with a penalty kick from Nyaenya Moseti, closing the gap to 10-3.

However, Kabras countered with a try, this time from Ntabeni Dukisa, who was set up by Griffin Chao. Despite Dukisa missing the conversion, Kabras went into halftime with a 15-6 lead.


Kabras continued their dominant performance from the second half, quickly securing two tries within minutes. Brian Tanga and George Nyambua were the scorers, although Dukisa missed both conversion attempts, extending the lead to 25-6.

Despite Nondies opting for penalty kicks to add points, Nyaenya successfully split the posts once again, narrowing the scoreline to 25-9.

Griffin Chao, showcasing his impressive skills, widened Kabras’ lead with his second try of the game, outpacing Nondies’ defense to score. However, Barry Robinson missed the conversion, leaving the score at 30-9.

In the final moments of the game, Kabras sealed their victory as Bryceson Adaka returned grounded a loose ball in the trybox, with Dukisa easily converting the try.

With this, Kabras secured a home final with a final score of 37-9 and will play KCB.

Kabras RFC Kenya Cup semi-final squad

Starting squad 1-15:  Emmanuel Otieno, Eugene Sifuna, Asuman Mugerwa, David Bunduki, Brian Juma, George Nyambua, Kelvin Wekesa, Gabriel Adero, Brian Tanga, Barry Robinson, Griffin Chao, Walter Okoth, Ntabeni Dukisa, Alfred Orege, Lamec Ambetsa

Replacements: Teddy Akala, Edward Mwaura, Ephrahim Oduor, Hillary Odhiambo, Patrick Lumumba, Dan Angwech, Bryceson Adaka, Eric Cantona


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