Impala leads charge to Enterprise Cup semis

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
May 16, 2017
  • Duncan Ekasi, the Impala RFC captain led from the front as they beat Kenya Harlequin FC in the Enterprise Cup quarter finals. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

The stage is set for the Enterprise Cup semi-finals after a weekend of contrasting results.

Impala, under a new technical bench of Frank Ndong and Oscar Osir navigated past rivals Kenya Harlequin FC to earn the Ngong Road bragging rights.

Blak Blad, after claiming the scalp of the unpredictable Mwamba RFC came unstuck against Kenya Commercial Bank while Kabras Sugar showed scant respect for Nondescripts RUFC.

Homeboyz broke no sweat to reach the final four after Strathmore University withdrew because of injuries and unavailability of players. They had beaten Western Bulls 32-20 in the pre-quarter finals.

Their next opponents are KCB. Focus was on the Ngong Road rivals, Impala and Quins which Impala won 25-15.

Across the board, the unavailability of national team players forced the coaches to make adjustments depending on the depth.

Impala adapted well to the absence with a dominant display and a favorable bounce of the ball. One such bounce saw Mohammed Omollo chase and pick the ball for one of the tries.

An impressive rally by Quins in which they scored two tries through Isaac Adimo and Hilary Baraza brought some excitement before substitute Joel Omer settled the issue with a try at death.

On the horizon, Kabras Sugar awaits. The Western Kenya-based side also have a familiar technical change after Charles Cardovillis was named as the head coach.

Although he is still a technical consultant, Kabras Sugar already set the bar by convincingly beating Nondies 50-11. This could give them confidence in their next match

Results: Quins Impala 25 Quins 15, KCB 48 Blak Blad 6, Kabras Sugar 50 Nondies 11, Homeboyz bye to semis.