KCB boss Curtis Olago eyeing more history ahead of Kenya Cup final against Kabras

2nd April 2024

KCB take on Kabras on Saturday 6 April looking to extend their impressive H2H record.

Curtis Olago. PHOTO| Courtesy
Curtis Olago. PHOTO| Courtesy
  • KCB and Kabras Sugar will clash in the Kenya Cup final on Saturday, April 6 at the Kakamega Showground.
  • Aluoch has helped KCB rugby team lift the coveted trophy on five occasions since landing the head coach role.
  • Kabras Sugar go into Saturday’s final as the favorites having beaten KCB in their three recent meetings.

Kabras Sugar and KCB are set to clash once again in an eagerly anticipated 23/24 Kenya Cup final slated for Saturday 6 April 2024 in Kakamega County.

The mouth-watering clash is scheduled to be held at the Kakamega Showground from exactly 4 PM Kenyan time.

KCB head coach Curtis Olago will once again stand at the touching line with the hopes of guiding his side to yet another Kenya Cup triumph.

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However, should the Bankers manage to lift the coveted title or not, Aluoch’s name has already been written in record books as one of the most successful coaches in the history of the tournament.

The experienced coach has guided the KCB rugby team to eight finals in his remarkable career, something that the other tacticians in the country are yet to achieve.

The 41-year-old reached the final of the premier competition for the first time in 2015 and since then KCB have only failed to make it to the championship decider on two occasions (2016 and 2022).

In the seven finals that KCB have played, Aluoch has helped them to lift the trophy five times (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021), a statistic which puts him in his own league.

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Aluoch, who was appointed the KCB head coach in 2014, won his first Kenya Cup trophy for the club in 2015 after steering his side to a 27-3 thrashing of Kabras Sugar.

The former Kisumu RFC player failed to help KCB reach the final the following season due to various reasons including injuries.

“We were not happy after we failed to retain the Kenya Cup despite the injuries and the transition period since we felt we had done enough in the reservoir and losing to Impala in the semi-finals was painful,” Aluoch was quoted by Nation in a recent interview.

Although Kabras Sugar go into Saturday’s fixture as the favorites, Aluoch has the potential to bounce back from three recent consecutive defeats against Kabras Sugar and propel his side to glory and in the process cement his legacy as one of the most successful coaches in Kenya Cup history.

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Previous Results

Saturday 8 Nov 2014: KCB 13 Kabras Sugar 3 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 14 March 2015: KCB 27 Kabras Sugar 3 (Kenya Cup Final, RFUEA)*

Saturday 19 December 2015: KCB 40 Kabras Sugar 15 (Railway Club, Nairobi)

Saturday 3 December 2016: Kabras Sugar 15 KCB 15 (Kakamega Showground)

Saturday 28 January 2017: KCB 22 Kabras Sugar 17 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 22 April 2017: KCB 36 Kabras Sugar 8 (Kenya Cup Final,KCB Sports Club)*

Saturday 24 February 2018: KCB 41 Kabras Sugar 12 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 24 March 2018: KCB 29 Kabras Sugar 24 (Kenya Cup Final, KCB Sports Club)*

Saturday 23 February 2019: KCB 44 Kabras Sugar 20 (Impala Club)

Saturday 18 May 2019: Kabras Sugar 15 KCB 23 (Kenya Cup Final,Kakamega)*

Saturday 29 Nov 2019: KCB 6 Kabras Sugar 19 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 7 August 2021: Kabras Sugar 30 KCB 23 (Nandi Bears Club)

Saturday 4 September 2021: Kabras Sugar 25 KCB 28 (Kenya Cup Final, Nandi Bears Club)*

Saturday 26 February 2022: KCB 28 Kabras Sugar 20 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 18 February 2023: KCB 23 Kabras Sugar 29 (KCB Sports Club)

Saturday 11 March 2023: Kabras Sugar 19 KCB 9 (Kenya Cup Final, Kakamega Showground)*

Saturday 9 March 2024: Kabras Sugar 14 KCB 10 (Kakamega Showground)

 * denotes Kenya Cup final

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