Resolute Impala Edge KCB To Set Up Kabras Enterprise Cup Final Date

May 05 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

The Sarries were trailing 8-10 for the most part of the match but Odhiambo’s kick awarded them the 11-10 win in the last play of the match

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  • Resolution Impala Saracens’ fullback Anthony Odhiambo’s 40-meter penalty kick sunk Kenya Commercial Bank RFC (KCB) and sent his side to the finals of the Enterprise Cup at the Impala Grounds
  • The hosts were first on the scoreboard as Quinto Oongo split the posts with a penalty kick for an early 3-0 lead that was quickly watered down after the Bankers went over the whitewash with their signature rolling maul
  • At the RFUEA Grounds, Kabras Sugar RFC handed their hosts the Kenya Harlequins a 54-11 thrashing.

NAIROBI, Kenya- Resolution Impala Saracens’ fullback Anthony Odhiambo’s 40-meter penalty kick sunk Kenya Commercial Bank RFC (KCB) and sent his side to the finals of the Enterprise Cup at the Impala Grounds.

The Sarries were trailing 8-10 for the most part of the match but Odhiambo’s kick awarded them the 11-10 win in the last play of the match.

The hosts were first on the scoreboard as Quinto Oongo split the posts with a penalty kick for an early 3-0 lead that was quickly watered down after the Bankers went over the whitewash with their signature rolling maul.

Captain Curtis Lilako grounded the ball and winger, Jacob Ojee added the extras for KCB to take a 7-3 lead.

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KCB’s Davis Chenge was sent to the bin for a high tackle but the Bankers’ defense was unbreakable as they held on the 7-3 lead for the ten minutes.

Immediately Chenge got back onto the pitch, KCB extended their lead to 10-3 off an Impala infringement through Shaban Ahmed’s boot.

Billy Omondi’s quick feet saw him cut through KCB’s defense to race for the try line narrowing the gap to 8-10. Ongo missed the conversion for the half time scores to read 8-10 in favour of the Bankers.

In the second half, KCB’s attempt at extending their lead through Jacob Ojee was cut short as the ball was ripped out of his hands by Samson Onsomu.

What followed next was an exchange of missed penalties, one from KCB and three from the Sarries.

In the last play, a KCB infringement saw the referee award a penalty to Impala; Anthony Odhiambo was tasked with sending his team to the final and he did it with ease.

“First half was only KCB, we had only three visits but managed to collect points from them.

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“Second we turned up the tempo, contained their off loads thus shutting down their continuity.” said Frank Ndong, Resolution Impala Saracens Head Coach.

“Considering the hard games we’ve had in the last one month, we will need the boys to rest to re-energize,” concluded Ndong.

At the RFUEA Grounds, Kabras Sugar RFC handed their hosts the Kenya Harlequins a 54-11 thrashing.

Kabras and Impala will face off in the final on May 25.