It will be a moment of truth when Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar take on defending champions KCB in this year’s Enterprise Cup finals at the RFUEA grounds tomorrow.
Kabras eliminated the much-fancied Impala 24-5 in the semi-finals in Kakamega last weekend while KCB enjoyed a 22-0 win over Strathmore to book their place in the finals and fireworks are expected given its the bankers who denied the sugar millers their maiden Kenya Cup title last year.
“We have never won an Enterprise Cup nor beaten KCB in the 15s version of the game. The last time we played them, they dominated the match right from the scrums, lineouts and racks so it is basically a good side but we are going to play according to our game plan,” said Kabras assistant coach Anthony Ogot who will maintain the same squad that mauled Impala last weekend as he has no injury concerns.
Kabras, like KCB, will miss the services of their Ugandan trio in lock Charles Uhuru, fullback James Odong and fly-half Gerald Sewankambo who are currently training with their national team while centre Nick Barasa and fly-half Edwin Achayo are also out with the Kenya Simba squad set to take on Brazil in a test match today.
“We know the game is going to be very hard, very tough indeed but we are still hopeful for a win. We are actually on the same level since they know how I think as I was one of their own (KCB) before joining Kabras,” added Ogot.
KCB team manager Ronney Kang’eta anticipates a tough contest but believes they will walk through it successfully. “We are expecting a hard game from their back line but we won’t change the squad that beat Strathmore in the semis. Kabras is a very good side and we respect them but we are ready to defend the Cup,” said Kang’eta.
KCB will also miss Moses Amusala, Curtis Lilako, Oliver Mang’eni and Darwin Mukidaza who will also be representing the Simbas in Brazil.