Defending champions Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will be hosting leaders Kabras Sugar in the top of the table fight in the Kenya Cup fixture 6th on Saturday 30th at KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka.
It will be another match, in the never-ending tussle between KCB and Kabras Sugar in the mouth-watering fixture as they seek dominance.
KCB on other hand has appeared to be going about their business in a rather measured way. While they have amassed an equal number of wins and bonus points as Kabras, they have given their fans some hair raising moments on the odd occasion.
They cruised into a 29-3 half time lead against Kenya Harlequin in match day action, eventually pulling off the 32-20 result only after Quins had reduced the deficit to nine points after rallying to 29-20 at a point of that fixture. They then found themselves trailing 14-8 during the half time of their home fixture against Homeboyz.
They turned things around in the
second half to first lead 27-14 before the deejays scored two late tries, KCB
hanging on for the 27-24 result.
Despite the two sides’ contrasting fortunes at the top of the table, it is worth nothing that Kabras are yet to beat KCB in ten previous encounters since earning promotion to the top tier in 2014. They have come agonizingly close, playing out a 15-15 draw at the Kakamega Showground on Saturday 3 December 2016. There was also those two Kenya Cup finals in 2018 and 2019 where they fell 29-24 and 23-18 respectively.
A win for Kabras on Saturday will not only see them finally get one over KCB, but certainly put them in good stead to again host this season’s title decider later on in the season.
The hosts KCB will be out to take pole position as the league campaign draws on, they will be out to pull this off by looking a sixth successive win since that 15-15 draw against Kabras in December 2016.
Kenya Cup Saturday 30th fixture
- KCB vs Kabras Sugar
- Kenya Harlequins vs Mwamba
- Nakuru vs Impala Saracens
- Menengai Oilers vs Nondescripts
- Homeboyz vs Blak Blad
- Western Bulls vs Kisumu
Additional Reporting by KRU