Oilers face stern Bulls test as Championship resumes

Sammy Muregi in full flight during the Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa on 3 September 2017/Photo/Simon Mulumba

Six matches are on the cards when the second tier KRU Championship resumes after the Christmas break.  Menengai Oilers will face off with Western Bulls in what is undoubtedly the match of the round, this match taking place at the Oilers home venue at the Nakuru Showground.  The Oilers sit cozy atop the division with 20 points coming off four successive bonus point wins while former Kenya Cup Bulls are in third with 13 points, unbeaten in their three outings to date. Probably the Oilers sternest since they started participating in the Kenyan league, this match will certainly be a watershed moment in both sides quest for promotion to the Kenya Cup league.

Other matches on the day pit former Kenya Cup sides Catholic Monks and USIU against each other. This hasn’t been the best of campaign thus far for the Monks who find themselves in an unfamiliar seventh spot on the log after one win and three losses that have seen them collect 6 points. USIU currently sit fourth on the log with 8 points from successive wins in their two matches to date. The onus is upon the Monks to register a win that could breathe life into their quest for playoff qualification while USIU will be hard pressed to stay unbeaten and focused on the fight for top flight promotion.

Second placed Mean Machine play away to JKUAT Cougars, Kisumu host Moi University, Egerton Wasps welcome University of Eldoret while Ngong Warriors host South Coast Pirates.

KRU Championship

Saturday 13 January 2018

Catholic Monks v USIU – Catholic University, Karen, 4pm

Ngong Warriors v South Coast Pirates – Kibiko Secondary School,Ngong, 4pm

JKUAT Cougars v Mean Machine – JKUAT,Juja, 4pm

Kisumu v Moi University – Mamboleo Showground,Kisumu, 4pm

Egerton Wasps v University of Eldoret – Egerton University, Njoro, 4pm

Menengai Oilers v Western Bulls – Nakuru Showground, Nakuru, 4pm

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