Gold Cup: Simbas stop Uganda in Nairobi thriller

Kenya registered their third successive Gold Cup win, defeating Uganda 38-22 in a thrilling encounter at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground on Saturday 7 July 2018.

Jacob Ojee put the Simbas ahead with a try on eight minutes,Darwin Mukidza sure with the conversion but the Ugandans soon hit back, Philip Wokorach with an unconverted try to make it 7-5.

Further converted tries from Davis Chenge and Sam Onsomu saw the Simbas go 21-5 before Mukidza set up debutant Felix Ayange for try,adding the extras to see the Simbas lead 28-5 at the break.

Uganda began the second half with purpose and were duly rewarded when Ivan Magomu went over the chalk,Phil Wokorach converting to bring the score to 28-12.

They would continue to put Kenya under pressure but fell further behind when Mukidza drilled over a penalty to see the Simbas go 31-12 up.

A yellow to Kenyan lock Andrew Chogo gave Uganda the impetus,scoring two quick tries through Michael Wokorach and the other Wokorach,Philip…the game finely poised at 31-22 before prop Moses Amusala,on as a second half replacement,crashed over the line,Mukidza converting to secure the result for Kenya.

The result also saw Kenya retain the Elgon Cup on a 72-38 aggregate,having won the first leg in Kampala 34-16 on May 26.

News Reporter