Kenya Cup: Struggling Mwamba, Homeboyz desperate for wins in relegation fight

27th January 2024

The two teams have lost all their opening five matches and occupy the bottom two places.

Mwamba. PHOTO| SportPesa
Mwamba. PHOTO| SportPesa
  • With the regular season crossing its halfway mark, Homeboyz and Mwamba are under pressure to start accumulating points and victories to avoid relegation.
  • They are the last two teams having not managed even a single point from the opening five matches.
  • At the top of the table, Kabras and KCB will be out to continue with their winning streaks.

As match day six unfolds in the Kenya Cup, all eyes turn to the lower end of the log, promising intense battles and crucial encounters. Here’s a preview of the matchups set for Saturday.

Homeboyz vs. Catholic Monks – A Clash for Survival

At the bottom of the table, Homeboyz faces a critical test against the Catholic Monks at Jamhuri Park. Both teams, yet to secure a win this season, are desperate to keep their survival hopes alive.

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With the regular season crossing its halfway mark, Homeboyz is under pressure to start accumulating points and victories to avoid relegation.

The Monks, positioned just above the relegation zone, seek redemption after a narrow 13-10 home defeat to Kisumu last weekend. Their focus is clear – leave Jamhuri Park with a victory to stay afloat.

Mwamba vs. Nondescripts: A Pivotal Clash

Two teams with a massive contribution to Kenyan rugby history duel at the RFUEA Ground as Mwamba, champions of the Kenya Cup in 1983, faces off against 17-time champions Nondescripts.

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Mwamba, second from the bottom, is in danger of relegation for the first time since the mid-1990s. A win is not just a priority but a lifeline for Mwamba’s survival.

Nondies, in their first season back from the second tier, have a different agenda. Currently in the sixth playoff spot, they aim to solidify their push for the playoffs by capitalizing on this historic clash.

Blak Blad vs. Kenya Harlequin – Resilience Meets Form

Away from the bottom, Kenyatta University Blak Blad, resilient at home, hosts third-placed Kenya Harlequin at the Kenyatta University ground.

Blad, smarting from a narrow 23-19 loss to Menengai Oilers, looks to disrupt Quins’ impressive five-win streak.

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Quins, aware of the challenge, approach this match with a determination to maintain their flawless record.

Other Exciting Fixtures

Strathmore Leos, placed seventh, hosts leaders Kabras Sugar at the Strathmore University.

Menengai Oilers, in fourth place, welcomes Kisumu to the Nakuru Showground.

Nakuru, currently ninth on the log, hosts second-placed KCB at the Nakuru Athletic Club.

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Match Day 6 | Saturday 27 January 2024

Strathmore Leos v Kabras Sugar | Strathmore Sports Ground | 3pm

Nakuru v KCB | Nakuru Athletic Club | 3pm

Kenyatta University Blak Blad v Kenya Harlequin | Kenyatta University | 3pm

Menengai Oilers v Kisumu | Nakuru Showground | 3pm

Mwamba v Nondescript | RFUEA Ground | 3pm

Homeboyz v Catholic Monks | Jamhuri Park 3pm

By Kenya Cup