Kenya Cup final: Kabras RFC vs KCB rivalry in numbers

Kabras RFC's George Nyambua in action against KCB Rugby. PHOTO/Adolwa Miliza for Kabras

The eagerly awaited Kenya Cup Final between Kabras RFC and KCB Rugby is drawing near, with the stage now set at Kakamega Showground on April 6, 2024, at 3:00 PM.

This showdown has grown into the most monumental rivalry in Kenya, promising yet another exhilarating encounter as the two teams go head-to-head once more. As they collide, Kabras aims to achieve a three-peat, while KCB endeavors to halt a two-season drought without a Kenya Cup title.

Key  numbers ahead of Kenya Cup final

Ahead of the final, here are some key numbers that you should keep in mind:

1: Kabras RFC ended the 2023/24 regular season in the overall top position on the Kenya Cup standings.

1: Kabras have triumphed over KCB once in the Kenya Cup final, securing a memorable victory in 2023 with a scoreline of 19-9, ending a five-match losing streak against the Bankers in the finals.

Kabras RFC players in a previous Kenya Cup final. PHOTO/ CMoncy Images

Kabras RFC players in a previous Kenya Cup final. PHOTO/ CMoncy Images

2: KCB Rugby concluded the 2023/24 regular season in the second position on the Kenya Cup standings.

2: Number of losses KCB suffered in the regular season

2: Carlos Katywa will lead Kabras in a Kenya Cup final as head coach for the second time. He previously served as a forwards coach in 2022 when Kabras beat Oilers and retained the title last season in his first season as a head coach.

3: Kabras RFC have clinched three Kenya Cup titles since their promotion.

3: The Kenya Cup final will be hosted for the third time at Kakamega Showground, which previously held the finals in 2019 and 2023. Kabras hosted the other two finals at Nandi Bears and the Bull Ring in 2021 and 2022.

3 out of 3: Carlos Katywa boasts a perfect win record over KCB Rugby since taking over as head coach in 2022.

3:00 pm: The kick-off time for the match.

4: Only four sides have managed a three-peat in Kenya Cup history: Impala (twice), Kenya Harlequin (twice), Nondies (twice), and KCB Rugby (twice). Kabras seek to become the fifth side to achieve this feat.

4: KCB Rugby secured four consecutive titles before their 2022 semi-final elimination against Oilers and last season’s final loss, with all four wins against Kabras.

4: Kabras aim to defeat KCB for the fourth consecutive time in this fixture.

5: Kabras have emerged victorious over KCB five times since their promotion, winning three of the last five meetings.

5: Kabras have hosted the final for five consecutive seasons by finishing top of the log in the regular season and have won in the last two finals.

5: KCB Rugby have secured five wins over Kabras in the previous six Kenya Cup final meetings.

5: Curtis Olago has clinched five titles with KCB since 2015, this is is his seventh final in charge as head coach of KCB Rugby.


6: KCB Rugby managed their longest winning streak against Kabras with six consecutive victories after a 15-15 draw in Kakamega in December 2017, until Kabras secured a 19-9 win at KCB Sports Clubi in November 2019.

7: Kabras and KCB will face off for the seventh time in the Kenya Cup final.

7: KCB have appeared in the final seven times in the last 10 years, missing out in 2016 and 2022, with the 2020 season cancelled due to COVID. This will be their eighth final.

7: Darwin Mukidza has made seven appearances in the Kenya Cup final since 2015, winning four titles in the last six appearances.

7.25: Kabras conceded an average of 7.25 points per match this season, boasting the meanest defense in the 2023/24 season.

8: KCB Rugby have won eight Kenya Cup titles.

8: George Nyambua has made eight Kenya Cup final appearances and he is in line for his ninth. He won three of the last eight, claiming the last one as a captain.

9: Kabras RFC will be making the ninth consecutive appearance in the Kenya Cup final since their promotion and have never missed a final.

9: KCB managed to secure nine wins in the regular season this season.

9: Bonus points collected by KCB this season.

10: This season marks Kabras’ tenth season in the Kenya Cup.

10 out of 23: Ten players from last year’s KCB Rugby squad feature in this year’s final matchday squad.

10: Bonus points picked by Kabras this season

10: Tries scored by Austin Sikutwa who is the Bankers top try scorer this season.

11: KCB Rugby have emerged victorious 11 times in their 18 meetings with Kabras RFC in the Kenya Cup. One match ended in a draw.

11: Derrick Ashihundu, a utility player for Kabras, has scored 11 tries this season, making him the leading scorer in the Kenya Cup.

12: Kabras RFC secured 12 consecutive wins in the 2023/24 Kenya Cup campaign before reaching the final.

12.08: KCB’s defence has conceded an average of 12.08 points per match this season, making them the second-best defense in the league.

14-10: The most recent result between Kabras and KCB in the regular season occurred when they met in Kakamega, with Kabras winning 14-10.

15-15: The scoreline when Kabras and KCB played to a draw on December 3, 2016.

18: The upcoming final will mark the 18th meeting between Kabras RFC and KCB in the Kenya Cup.

18: There are 18 players  in Kabras squad who were part of last year’s final.

23: Kabras RFC have enjoyed 23 consecutive home wins. Their last home loss was on September 4, 2021, when they were defeated 28-25 by KCB at Nandi Bears in the 2021 final.

27: Kabras are on a 27-match winning streak in the Kenya Cup since losing 28-20 to KCB in the 2021/22 regular season.

32.35%: Kabras have a winning percentage rate of 32.35% in this fixture against KCB.

30-23: KCB’s worst loss in this fixture is a 30-23 loss

40.5: KCB have scored an average of 40.5 points per match in the Kenya Cup this season.

44-20: Kabras’ worst loss in this fixture was against KCB, with a scoreline of 44-20.

KCB's Darwin Mukidza kicks agaisnt Mwamba. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-hALF

KCB’s Darwin Mukidza kicks agaisnt Mwamba in Kenya Cup. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-hALF

54: Kabras amassed 54 points in the regular season following 11 wins and 10 bonus points.

55: Derrick Ashihundu has scored 55 points for Kabras this season.

56.1: Kabras’ average points per match this season is 56.1, making them the best attacking team.

63: Austin Sikutwa has scored 63 points this season for KCB.

67.65%: KCB have a winning percentage rate of 67.65% in this fixture against Kabras.

81.81: KCB’s win percentage in the Kenya Cup this season is 81.81%.

87: Kabras have conceded 87 points in 12 matches played this season.

100%: Kabras had a 100% win percentage in the 2022/23 campaign.

125: Ntabeni Dukisa has scored 125 points this season for Kabras.

135: KCB have conceded 135 points in 12 matches in this campaign.

200: Tickets for the Kenya Cup final between Kabras and KCB at Kakamega Showground are priced at 200. Tickets can be purchased via [].

303: Kabras have scored a total of 303 points in the previous 17 meetings against KCB.

402: KCB have scored a total of 402 points in 17 meetings against Kabras.

487: KCB scored a total of 487 points in the 12 Kenya Cup matches played this season.

674: Kabras scored a total of 674 points in the 12 Kenya Cup matches played this season.

705: A total of 705 points have been scored in the previous 17 meetings between Kabras and KCB.

772: It has been 772 days since Kabras last lost a Kenya Cup match.

1785: It has been 1785 days since Kabras lost a match at Kakamega Showground.

Head To Head

Saturday 8 Nov 2014: KCB 13-3 Kabras

Saturday 14 March 2015: KCB 27-3 Kabras

Saturday 19 December 2015: KCB 40-15 Kabras

Saturday 3 December 2016: Kabras 15-15 KCB

Saturday 28 January 2017: KCB 22-17 Kabras

Saturday 22 April 2017: KCB 36-8 Kabras

Saturday 24 February 2018: KCB 41-12 Kabras

Saturday 24 March 2018: KCB 29-24 Kabras

Saturday 23 February 2019: KCB 44-20 Kabras

Saturday 18 May 2019: Kabras 15-23 KCB

Saturday 29 Nov 2019: KCB 6-19 Kabras

Saturday 7 August 2021: Kabras 30-23 KCB

Saturday 4 September 2021: Kabras 25-28 KCB

Saturday 26 February 2022: KCB 28-20 Kabras

Saturday 18 February 2023: KCB 23-29 Kabras

Saturday 11 March 2023: Kabras 19-9 KCB 

Saturday 9 March 2024: Kabras 14-10 KCB

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