Kenya Cup: Who will survive the axe?

Kenya Cup: Who will survive the axe?

A trio of former champions namely Resolution Impala Saracens, Nondescripts and Topfry Nakuru  as well as former National Sevens Circuit champions and past Kenya Cup semifinalist Homeboyz all have their necks on the line.

Past action between Nakuru and Impala/Photo/Dennis Ekanusu

The curtains fall on the league phase of the 2021/22 Kenya Cup season with the focus on the lower end of the standings where the quest for top tier survival goes down to the wire. This is a shift from recent seasons where the battle for the playoffs has hogged the headlines at this point of the season.

A trio of former champions namely Resolution Impala Saracens, Nondescripts and Topfry Nakuru  as well as former National Sevens Circuit champions and past Kenya Cup semifinalist Homeboyz all have their necks on the line.

10 time winners Impala are placed last on 12 points heading into Saturday’s action. They host a feisty Masinde Muliro side at the Impala Club. A bonus point victory would take their points tally to 16, 17 in the event of a bonus point.

They would then have to wait on the outcomes of fixtures pitting Homeboyz against Nondescripts as well as the Nakuru derby between Topfry Nakuru and Menengai Oilers. A loss of any kind for Impala confirms their relegation to the Championship.

A Homeboyz win would see the deejays garner 19 points, 20 if they register a bonus point.  The script remains the same should 17 time champions Nondies triumph over Homeboyz.

A Homeboyz loss will see the deejays on 15 points, 16 if they get a losing bonus, 17 if they get a losing bonus and score four tries in the process. This also applies to Nondies in the event that they lose.

2 time winners Nakuru take on cross town rivals Menengai Oilers  at the Nakuru Athletic Club. Nakuru are currently on 16 points and victory will raise their points tally to 20, 21 if they get that bonus point.

A loss without a bonus point would see Nakuru remain on 16 points, but should they lose by less than seven points and score four tries in the process, they could end the campaign on 18 points.

Kenya Cup Match Day 11, Saturday 26 February 2022

Blak Blad v Strathmore Leos | KCB Sports Club | 1pm | Live

KCB v Kabras Sugar | KCB Sports Club | 3pm |Live

Resolution Impala Saracens v Masinde Muliro | Impala Club | 3pm

Homeboyz v Nondescripts | Jamhuri Park |3pm

Mwamba v Kenya Harlequin | RFUEA | 3pm

Topfry Nakuru v Menengai Oilers | Nakuru Athletic Club | 3pm

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