104 minutes, one try and a two point margin is what KCB required to win a record 10th Impala Floodlit title at the Impala Club on Saturday night.
The win did not come easy, their opponents on the day, Nondescripts, putting in a battling performance, refusing to go away and forcing the final match into extra time.
The tie ended 25-23.
KCB thought they had made a dream start when Peter Kilonzo shimmied his way into space, touching down after four minutes of play, Darwin Mukidza converting for a 7-0 lead.
Nondies were not awed, taking the game to KCB and got their first points on the boot through Calvin Sheunda’s penalty to make it 7-3 on 23 minutes.
The bankers would lose Brian Munyali yo the sin bin for foul play with Nondies skipper Steve Odhiambo following him moments later for cynical play.
It remained a close contest, Sheunda adding a second penalty on 36 minutes to bring the score to 7-6 at the break.
Mukidza and Sheunda traded penalties after the restart, this game resting on fine margins.
KCB thought they had pulled away with two Mukidza penalties that took the score to 16-9 before Nyaenya Moseti scored and converted his own try to bring the score to 16-16 at full time.
KCB took to extra time with renewed vigor, two more Mukidza penalties giving them a 22-16 lead at the close of the first period of extra time.
Another Mukidza penalty made it 25-16 before Charles Odhiambo touched down with Nyaenya Moseti converting, 25-23 with little time left on the ticker.
KCB would benefit from a Nondies error at the death, Mukidza booting the ball into touch, title number 10 secured.
Blak Blad earlier stunned Menengai Oilers 14-11 to win the third place playoff as JKUAT Cougars won the varsity title with a 30-20 win over USIU Martials.
Mwamba won the women’s title after beating Impala Roans 11-7.