It is first against second when defending champions KCB host Menengai Cream Homeboyz in one of six Kenya Cup match day five encounters on Saturday 13 January 2018 as the top tier league resumes after a three week break for the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Both level on 20 points, these two sides have registered bonus points wins in each of their four outings to date, KCB just shading top position due to a for/against record but something will have to give on Saturday, either the unbeaten record or a halt to each side’s winning streak in the event that they do play out a stalemate.
This match, which will be broadcast live on Zuku Sports from the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka is expected to be a thriller-a-minute encounter.
Kabras Sugar are equally unbeaten after winning their opening four matches, they however sit third on the log one point adrift and will certainly look to reap from the spoils of war at Ruaraka when they host fourth placed SportPesa Quins at the Kakamega Showground. While Quins have been poor travelers to Kakamega, they come into this encounter with a spring in their step, having recovered from that narrow 39-41 match day one loss to Homeboyz to post three wins on the trot.
Fifth placed Resolution Impala Saracens host stablemates Resolution Kisii, placed tenth on the log, in a match penned for the Impala Club.
Sixth placed Blak Blad will be looking to sustain the momentum behind their decent run of form when they play away at the Nakuru Athletic Club against eighth placed Top Fry Nakuru, who by their lofty standards, have not had the best of starts to the campaign, succumbing to three losses on the trot after blowing away Kisii in their opening outing on Saturday 25 November 2017. Mitch Ocholla, in his first season in charge of Nakuru, will be out to get the best out of the two time Kenya Cup champions as they plot their march up the table.
Mwamba, currently placed eleventh on the table, have the opportunity to register their first win of the season when they welcome bottom of the table Regional Logistics CFS Mombasa while Nondescripts host the Strathmore Leos at the Jamhuri Park.
Saturday 13 January 2018
KCB v Menengai Cream Homeboyz –KCB Sports Club, 4pm (Live on Zuku Sports)
Kabras Sugar v SportPesa Quins – Kakamega Showground, 4pm
Resolution Impala Saracens v Resolution Kisii – Impala Club, 4pm
Top Fry Nakuru v Blak Blad – Nakuru Athletic Club, 4pm
Mwamba v Regional Logistics CFS Mombasa – Railway Club, 4pm
Nondescripts v Strathmore Leos – Jamhuri Park, 4pm