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    Enterprise Cup Final Preview: Kabras Face KCB in Quest for Perfect Double

    The stage is set for an exhilarating encounter as Kabras Sugar aim to extend their unbeaten streak and solidify their legacy in Kenyan rugby history.

    Reigning champions Kabras Sugar are on the brink of achieving a remarkable feat in Kenyan rugby. Having gone unbeaten for two consecutive Kenya Cup seasons, they are set to face their eternal rivals, KCB Rugby, in the 85th Enterprise Cup final at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday, 8 June 2024.

    The team from Kakamega has been in scintillating form, clinching the 2023 Kenya Cup title unbeaten.

    They continued their dominance by staging a dramatic comeback to edge out KCB with a 30-27 victory in last year’s Enterprise Cup final.

    This season, Kabras Sugar replicated their flawless league performance, winning the 2024 Kenya Cup again without suffering a defeat.

    Their upcoming clash against KCB is not just a battle for the prestigious Enterprise Cup but also an opportunity for Kabras Sugar to complete the perfect league and cup double for the second consecutive year. Standing in their way is KCB, a team that once held the upper hand in their rivalry.

    The stage is set for an exhilarating encounter as Kabras Sugar aim to extend their unbeaten streak and solidify their legacy in Kenyan rugby history.

    Speaking to Citizen Digital after his side’s 54-8 semifinal win over 25 time champions Nondescripts, Kabras Sugar Head Coach Carlos Katywa said, ”  “It will be a big game. KCB is fortunate to have been playing Enterprise for two games, unlike us who only had the semis. They have a fully fit, fledged side, so it’s going to be an interesting one. We have to be smart about how we go about business with them.”

    KCB Assistant Coach, Mariko Mshilla, speaking after the team’s 32-18 semifinal win over Kenya Harlequin last weekend said, ” “It has been two weeks before we played a match and I could not be prouder of the team for executing our game plan. The boys looked a bit rusty but we will embark on a rigorous training next week ahead of the showdown. I am optimistic that we will take a stab on the sixth title and win it.”

    Kabras Sugar will be gunning for their fourth title in a row, having won in 2019,2022 and 2023 while KCB are out for a sixth title, having won in 2004, 2007,2015,2016 and 2017.

    Both sides have announced their match day squads for the clash that will be preceded by the KRU Nationwide League final between Zetech Oaks and TUM Marines at 1.00pm at the same venue.

    Victor Oduor takes charge of this match with Innocent Kimathi and Kevin Wambugu serving as the assistant referees.

    Ticket charges are Ksh 500 and the match will be streamed live on Kenya Rugby YouTube. https://apo-opa.co/3KwirZY

    How they line up

    Kabras Sugar: 15. Eric Cantona, 14. Alfred Orege, 13. Ntabeni Dukisa, 12. Walter Okoth, 11. Humphrey Asiligwa, 10. Barry Robinson, 9. Dan Ang’ wech, 1. Edward Mwaura, 2. Eugene Sifuna, 3. Ephraim Oduor, 4. Patrick Lumumba, 5. Clinton Litali, 6. George Nyambua (c), 7. William Mwanji, 8. Jeanson Misoga REPLACEMENTS 16. Teddy Akala, 17. Emmanuel Otieno, 18. Gabriel Adero, 19. Collins Indeche, 20. Biden Hayo, 21. Collins Osore, 22. James Olela, 23. Hillary Salano

    KCB Rugby: 15. Darwin Mukidza, 14. Elphas Adunga, 13. Festus Shiasi, 12. Michael Wamalwa, 11. Jacob Ojee, 10 .Elvis Namusasi, 9. Michael Wanjala, 1. Nick Okullo, 2. Griffin Musila (c), 3. Wilhite Mususi, 4. Davis Chenge, 5. Andycole Omollo, 6. Manasseh Oduor, 7. Elvis Olukusi, 8. Martin Owillah REPLACEMENTS 16. Fidel Maina, 17. TJ Okidia, 18. Nelson Nyandat, 19. Emmanuel Silungi, 20. Felix Ojow, 21. Emmanuel Opondo, 22. Levy Amunga, 23. Shaban Ahmed.


    1930 Nairobi District
    1931 Nairobi North
    1932 West Kenya
    1933 Eldoret
    1934 Eldoret
    1935 Eldoret
    1936 Eldoret
    1937 Nondescripts RFC
    1938 Nondescripts RFC
    1939 Eldoret
    1940 Suspended due to World War II
    1941 Suspended due to World War II
    1942 Suspended due to World War II
    1943 Suspended due to World War II
    1944 Suspended due to World War II
    1945 Suspended due to World War II
    1946 Suspended due to World War II
    1947 Eldoret
    1948 Nakuru
    1949 Nondescript RFC
    1950 Nondescript RFC
    1951 Nondescript RFC
    1952 Coast Province
    1953 West Kenya
    1954 Nondescript RFC
    1955 Kenya Harlequin FC
    1956 Kampala RFC
    1957 Kenya Harlequin FC
    1958 Nakuru RFC
    1959 Kenya Police RFC
    1960 Nakuru RFC
    1961 Impala RFC
    1962 Nakuru RFC
    1963 Nakuru RFC
    1964 Kenya Harlequin FC
    1965 Impala RFC
    1966 Nondescripts RFC
    1967 Kitale RFC
    1968 Kampala RFC
    1969 Kampala RFC
    1970 Kampala RFC
    1971 Impala RFC
    1972 Impala RFC
    1973 Impala RFC
    1974 Impala RFC
    1975 Nondescripts RFC
    1976 Nondescripts RFC
    1977 Nondescripts RFC
    1978 Nondescripts RFC
    1979 Nondescripts RFC
    1980 Nondescripts RFC
    1981 Nondescripts RFC
    1982 Nondescripts RFC
    1983 Nondescripts RFC
    1984 Nondescripts RFC
    1985 Mwamba RFC
    1986 Mwamba RFC
    1987 Suspended due to 4th All African Games
    1988 Kenya Harlequin FC
    1989 Nondescripts RFC
    1990 Nondescripts RFC
    1991 Nondescripts RFC
    1992 Nondescripts RFC
    1993 Nondescripts RFC
    1994 Nondescripts RFC
    1995 Kenya Harlequin FC
    1996 Kenya Harlequin FC/Nondescripts RFC shared the trophy
    1997 Mombasa Sports Club
    1998 Nondescripts RFC
    1999 Kenya Harlequin FC
    2000 Impala RFC
    2001 Impala RFC
    2002 Impala RFC
    2003 Impala RFC/Kenya Harlequin FC shared the trophy
    2004 KCB RFC
    2005 Impala RFC
    2006 Mwamba RFC
    2007 KCB RFC
    2008 Nakuru RFC
    2009 Kenya Harlequin FC
    2010/11 Kenya Harlequin
    2011/12 Not Played
    2012/13 Mwamba RFC
    2013/14 Nakuru RFC
    2014/15 KCB RFC
    2015/16 KCB RFC
    2016/17 KCB RFC
    2017/18  Homeboyz RFC
    2018/19 Kabras Sugar
    2019/20 Not played due to COVID19
    2021 Not played due to COVID19
    2022 Kabras Sugar
    2023 Kabras Sugar

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