Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) defended their Enterprise Cup title with a stunning 24-12 win to take their fifth title in a heated match played at the RFUEA grounds on Saturday.
The performance came in handy to inspire them to make a hefty comeback in the local Sevens series and Kenya Cup. KCB’s Enterprise Cup title that was inspired by national Sevens captain Andrew Amonde alongside front rows George Asin and Oscar Simiyu, relived the moment to deny Kabras their first ever win against them and a first Enterprise cup title as well.
KCB team manager Ronney Kang’eta believes they are on the right track and hopes to carry forward such a good performance into this year’s sevens series and 2016/2017 Kenya cup season.
KCB lost their 2014 Sevens series overall championship title to Nakuru in 2015 as well as losing their 2014/2015 Kenya cup title to Kabras after they were eliminated in the cup semis and have now been inspired to seek back their bragging rights after defending the Enterprise Cup.
“It is a very good feeling to defend our title which denied Kabras the double that they sought in the match. The win means a lot to us as it will boost our performance after bad seasons for us in the past sevens series and Kenya cup where we failed to defend both titles but we are now hoping to carry this performance forward,” said Kang’eta.
KCB management is proud of their boys sacrifice in that match despite the huge tension that had engulfed them from Kabras line-up and hunger for the their first Enterprise Cup title and a first-ever win against them.
Surprisingly enough was how KCB had already defended the title by half time and no single point was scored in the second half by either team as KCB employed a top notch defence to stop the sugar millers from raiding them points any further.
“After the 24-12 lead at the break, we told our boys to maintain our defence pattern and they did stick to our game plan and we were very happy with the way they played up to the final whistle,” he said.
KCB went into this match missing the services of their key players including Peter Karia, Oliver Mang’eni Kizito, Moses Amusala and sensational Darwin Mukidza who were away with Kenya Simba in Brazil for an international test match while Kabras missed the services of veteran Edwin Achayo and Nick Barasa who were with Simba as well.