Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) defeated Impala Saracens to lift the Impala Floodlit rugby 15s tournament at RFUEA Ground this evening.
The Kenya Cup champions defeated their hosts Impala Saracens 20-18 to defend the title in a final that was a replica of 2017 final at the same venue as the finalists lost to win the title they won in 2016.
The two teams have met at the final for the third time in a row as for the second year in a row the bankers have beaten Impala to win the tournament after doing so in 2017.
The bankers have won sixth times in seven years as Impala last won Floodies in 2016 also beating KCB.
KCB led 20-18 after Ahmed Shaban’s penalty, Impala had a chance to hit front with a last minute kick but Bernard Rotich sent his penalty kick wide.
KCB’s Francis Mwita was named the 2018 MVP. The champions ran in three tries, one conversion and a penalty against Impala’s three tries and a conversion.
Samuel Asati, Oscar Sorano and Francis Mwita were on the scoresheet as Stephen Osumba converted Mwita’s try. Xavier Bett had eight points for Impala scoring a try and a penalty while Quinto Oongo and Joshua Matasi went over.
KCB will now focus on Kenya Cup defence beginning Nov 17 when they welcome newbies Menengai Oilers while Impala welcome Blak Blad
Additional information Raga House