KCB Lions Roar Past Kabras In Kakamega For Three-Peat Kenya Cup Glory

May 18 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

Jacob Ojee, the hero of this final, got the bankers to a good start when he went down and rose up to convert his own try before as bankers seal third domestic 15s title in a row

KCB RFC players led by the captain Andrew Amond (centre) race to the field. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • The upset was on when flanker Charlton Mokua sliced through KCB’s defence to put Kabras 7-12 up before Uganda international Philip Wokorach made it 15-7 with a three pointer as the challengers smelt blood
  • It was also the third final in a row KCB and Kabras were vying for domestic rugby's top honours with the bankers prevailing 29-24 last year to add to their lopsided 36-8 triumph in 2017

KAKAMEGA, Kenya- KCB Lions RFC roared to their third Kenya Cup success in a row when they caged bitter rivals and hosts Kabras Sugar RFC 23-15 at a packed Kakamega Show Ground on Saturday afternoon.

It was the 10th meeting between the teams who have emerged as the domestic forces in the longer version of the game since Kabras were promoted to the top division with the beaten finalists extending their winless run against the now seven-time Kenya Cup winners.

Jacob Ojee, the hero of this final, got the bankers to a good start when he went down and rose up to convert his own try before Kabras registered their first points of the final when Dan Sikuta crossed the whitewash for 7-5 to the winners at the break.

The upset was on when flanker Charlton Mokua sliced through KCB’s defence to put Kabras 7-12 up before Uganda international Philip Wokorach made it 15-7 with a three pointer as the challengers smelt blood.

However, they were reduced to 14 when Kevin Keegan was sin-binned for 10 minutes.

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Kabras would be reduced to 14 as Kevin Keegan was sent out for 10 minutes after a high-tackle and Ojee took advantage of the one-man over to score six from the spot.

Substitute halfback Ahmed Shaban went over with Ojee adding the extras to see KCB go 15-20 up. Ojee would add three more to put the game beyond Kabras Sugar’s reach.

The beaten finalists who must be wondering what they need to do to lift the crown only went down to the champions at Impala Club when they surrendered 44-20 in the regular season with KCB's only defeat coming against Nondies on match day two. 

It was also the third final in a row KCB and Kabras were vying for domestic rugby's top honours with the bankers prevailing 29-24 last year to add to their lopsided 36-8 triumph in 2017.

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