April 14, 2024

Scramble for playoffs and survival intensifies as Kenya Cup continues

Scramble for playoffs and survival intensifies as Kenya Cup continues

Match day nine of the Kenya Cup presents a captivating lineup of games across Kakamega, Nakuru, and Nairobi, promising intrigue at both ends of the league table.

Match day nine of the Kenya Cup presents a captivating lineup of games across Kakamega, Nakuru, and Nairobi, promising intrigue at both ends of the league table.

The Kakamega Showground sets the stage for a clash of titans as reigning champions Kabras Sugar, leading the pack with an impressive 40 points and 8 bonus point wins, prepare to take on the formidable Menengai Oilers in third place, boasting 33 points and 7 wins under their belt. Fresh from victories in the previous round, both teams are primed for a showdown that will test their mettle and playoff ambitions.

Over at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka, second-placed KCB, unbeaten so far with 39 points from 8 wins, lock horns with Kenya Harlequin in fourth place. Kenya Harlequin, having given Kabras a run for their money in their last encounter, are determined to upset KCB and strengthen their own playoff aspirations.

Elsewhere, Nondescripts in fifth place collide with Kenyatta University Blak Blad in sixth, with both teams hungry for crucial points to secure their playoff berths, intensifying the battle for knockout round qualification.

Seventh-placed Mwamba, riding high on three consecutive wins after a shaky start, welcome Kisumu to the RFUEA Ground, aiming to enhance their playoff chances with a bonus point victory. Meanwhile, Kisumu, seemingly out of relegation danger, must stay focused to avoid any slip-ups.

At the foot of the table, winless Homeboyz face an uphill struggle to avoid relegation, needing victories in their remaining matches and relying on stumbles from teams above them, notably Catholic Monks and Strathmore Leos. Homeboyz take on Leos at Impala Club in a pivotal showdown that could determine their survival fate, while the Leos are eager to break their six-match losing streak and steer clear of the drop zone.

In Nakuru, eighth-placed Nakuru hosts eleventh-placed Catholic Monks at the Nakuru Athletic Club, with both sides desperate for a win to keep their playoff and relegation hopes alive, promising a gripping contest as they fight for their respective objectives on the field.

Kenya Cup Match Day 9 | Saturday 24 February 2024

Kabras Sugar v Menengai Oilers | 3pm | Kakamega Showground

KCB Rugby v Kenya Harlequin | 4pm | KCB Sports Club

Kenyatta University Blak Blad v Nondescripts | 3pm | Kenyatta University

Nakuru v Catholic Monks | 4pm | Nakuru Athletic Club

Homeboyz v Strathmore Leos | 3pm | Impala Club

Mwamba v Kisumu | 3pm | RFUEA Ground