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KRU Curtains fall for the Kenya Cup League phrase

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The top two teams at the close of the league play, will get to the semis on 8th April while the teams in positions 3 to 6 will battle it out for semifinal qualification during next weekend’s Top 6 playoffs.

Kenya Cup Players in action play Kenya Cup Players (Courtesy )

The curtains fall on the league phase of the 2016/17 Kenya Cup with the final round of matches this weekend across six venues in Nairobi, Nakuru and Kakamega. 

The top two teams at the close of the league play will get to the semis on  8th  April while the teams in positions 3 to 6 will battle it out for semifinal qualification during next weekend’s Top 6 playoffs.

Leaders Menengai Cream Homeboyz host eighth placed Nondescripts at the Jamhuri Park. Both teams won their last fixtures with Homeboyz beating Nakuru 44-17 at the Nakuru Athletic Club while Nondies subjected Mean Machine to a 39-12 drubbing at the Jamhuri Park last weekend.

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play Ruby Players During Kenya Cup leg (Courtesy)

 

Second placed KCB.already assured of a playoff berth host sixth placed playoff chasers Mwamba at the Lion’s Den. This is for all intents and purposes the match of the round, Both teams badly needing the win. KCB’s reasons for chasing the result are pegged on the fact that a win assures them of semifinal qualification. Mwamba on the other hand must win and hope that Nakuru falter against relegation threatened Mean Machine.

Third placed Sportpesa Quins host ninth placed Strathmore Leos at the RFUEA grounds. Quins need the win, coupled with a KCB loss to finished the regular season in the top two, and with it automatic semifinal qualification. The Leos on the other hand are safe from the jitters of relegation but done with contending for post season action.

play Rugby Players (Courtesy)

 

Champions

Champions Kabras Sugar lie fifth on the log but through to the playoffs and certainly have their sights set on a successful title defense. They face Western Bulls in the “Ingo Derby”. Bulls, ever present since their promotion in the 2012/13 season come into this tie sitting second from bottom and must win while counting on Blak Blad to falter against Impala if they are to retain their top tier status for another season.

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Top Fry Nakuru lie seventh on the log and must win against  bottom placed Mean Machine  while counting on Mwamba to falter against KCB. That is the only way they can reach the playoffs. A win for Machine will be good for their ego, the only query is whether it  will be good enough to keep them in the Kenya Cup for yet another season.

The last fixture on the cards pits Resolution Impala Saracens against  Blak Blad at the Impala Club.

play Rugby Players (Courtesy)

 

Match Day 7 (Brought forward from Saturday 17 December 2016)
Saturday 25 March 2017
SportPesa Quins v Strathmore Leos – 4.00pm – RFUEA
Kabras Sugar v Western Bulls – 4.00pm – Kakamega Showground
Top Fry Nakuru v Mean Machine – 4.00pm – Nakuru Athletic Club
Resolution Impala Saracens v Blak Blad – 4.00pm – Impala Club
Menengai Cream Homeboyz v Nondescripts – 4.00pm – Jamhuri Park
KCB v Mwamba – 4.00pm – KCB Sports Club

Top Six Playoffs – Saturday 1 April 2017
Kenya Cup Semis – Saturday 8 April 2017
Kenya Cup Final – Saturday 22 April 2017

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