Unstoppable KCB win third consecutive Enterprise Cup

By francis marangu
May 28, 2017
  • KCB's Curtis Lilako receives the Enterprise Cup after narrowly beating Kabras Sugar in the final. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Michael Wanjala of KCB is closely supported by Andrew Amonde in the Enterprise Cup final against Kabras Sugar. (Photo bu Shutterspeed)

  • Down but not out, Kabras Sugar were competitive against KCB in the Enterprise Cup final. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Kabras Sugar played an improved game but lost 23-27 to Kenya Commercial Bank in the Enterprise Cup final.

KCB successfully defended the title for a third year running and they completed a season double.

Their dominance over Kabras stretches further and denied head coach Charles Cardovillis the opportunity to start his tenure with a trophy.

The sugar millers led 16-15 at halftime with tries from Andrew Amonde and Collins Wanjala plus a penalty by Marlin Mukolwe and a conversion.

Kabras scored through Philip Wokorach who converted his try and kicked over three penalties.

In the second half, Jone Kubu stretched Kabras Sugar’s lead with a try converted by Wokorach in the 45th minute.

Kubu went for a loose ball after replacement flyhalf Ken Moseti sent a blind pass to Amonde. He raced to the try line unchallenged.

Curtis Lilako touched down for KCB two minutes later and Wokorach squandered a penalty attempt for Kabras.

Ugandan scrumhalf Ivan Chirabu did his best to stop Nick Ongeri from scoring with a high tackle at the try line. Ongeri had made the break and the Ugandan chased.

However, the referee awarded a penalty try to KCB and showed a yellow card to Chirabu.

Wokorach and Elfas Otieno (KCB) missed a penalty kick each in the closing moments of the match.

There was a light moment after the final whistle when Fijian winger Suli Tavodi started celebrating and rushed to hug fellow Fijian Sava Racigi only to realize they had lost.

“It is never easy playing Kabras because they are unpredictable. The team we played today was much stronger than the one we beat in the Kenya Cup final,” Amonde said after the match.

“This is all about hard work that the boys have put in for the whole season.”

KCB II led 12-10 at halftime as they beat Strathmore II 15-10 to win the Mwamba Cup II title.

Broddy Kaigai and Elly Mukaisi were among try scorers for KCB with Essau Otieno making a conversion.