Mwamba Top Kenya Cup League

Dec 24, 2021
  • Mwamba lead the Kenya Cup standings going into 2012.

Mwamba, winners of the Kenya Cup in 1984 are perchd at the top of the expanded 2011/2012 league standings as rugby takes a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

It was a slow start for the black shirts who lost 3-12 to Strathmore College on match day one but recovered to win their next three matches beating Nondescripts RUFC 24-5, edging out Nakuru RFC 18-15 and recording an emphatic 64-8 over debutants Kisumu last weekend.

They have 14 points and two bonus points. Mwamba who have a better points aggregare share the top spot with Kenya Commercial Bank. George Mbaye, Mwamba;s secretary said:

"The loss to Strathmore on the opening day of the season only served to unlock our desire to perform well on a consistent basis throughout this season. We responded well against Nondies, not only winning but claiming a bonus point in the process.

The match against Nakuru was a true test of character, showcasing the boys resilience in the face of a furious rally from our opponents towards the end of the game. We had to take Kisumu seriously, especially in the wake of their upset win over Mean Machine and the boys responded to the challenge with ruthless efficiency.

As we move into the new year, key on our minds will be keeping our discipline while keeping our eyes on the ultimate prize. Remember, this year's league is not easy, the team that takes it chances will emerge victorious at the end of the season. Mwamba RFC is taking its chances with the aim of lifting the Kenya Cup, it is not beyond us.

With self belief, and the ambition within the team's set up, we can achieve this." Kenya Commercial Bank RFC lie second, with three wins from three, level on points with Mwamba but their +14 aggregate score is no match for Mwamba's +69.

Nakuru RFC's 22-12 away win over Impala RFC sees them end the calendar year in third place, on 10 points, one point ahead of early pacesetters Strathmore University who are on 9 points. Impala RFC and Kenya Harlequin FC, long time aristocrats of the Kenya Cup, lie in positions five and six respectively.

Impala have won just one of their three outings to date, accumulating six points while Quins, the reigning champions, are a point behind, with five points from their two outings. Newly promoted Homeboyz RFC have put in solid displays in their two outings to date, narrowly falling 22-17 in their opening fixture before pulling out a 12-5 win over an understrength Kenya Harlequin FC.

They are placed seventh, level on points with Quins but with an inferior points aggregat. Kisumu RFC are eighth.

Their 32-5 win over Mean Machine on match day four, gifted them 5 points that sees them ahead of two clubs with a rich history, Nondescripts RUFC and Mean Machine RFC who are the basement, winless in all their fixtures. The leagues resume on January 7.



Additional reporting by Eric Odanga