Enterprise Cup: Kabras Sugar exert dominance on KCB to secure thrid successive cup double

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Enterprise Cup: Kabras Sugar exert dominance on KCB to secure thrid successive cup double

Mark Kinyanjui 18:33 - 08.06.2024

Kabras Sugar continue dominance over KCB to clinch yet another trophy.

Kabras Sugar showed they are the true kings of men’s 15s rugby for the umpteenth time after they managed to oust a spirited KCB 32-20 in the final of the Enterprise Cup that took place at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday afternoon.

Although KCB were reduced to 14 men before the break, they put in a spirited show, but it proved not enough as the Sugar Men went on to sail to victory with a last-gasp try, to walk home with the cup at the expense of their opponents for the second game in a row.

Kabras started very strongly and went ahead through Lyle Asiligwa, who scored the first try of the game, setting the pace for his team. Ntabeni Dukisa successfully converted the try, giving the Millers the 7-0 lead.

KCB responded with a penalty kick from Elvis Namusasi, narrowing the gap to 7-3. However, Kabras quickly extended their lead with a successful penalty kick by Ntabeni Dukisa, bringing the score to 10-3.

Namusasi continued to keep KCB in contention with another penalty, adding three points to their tally to leave the scores at 10-6. 

However, a crucial moment occurred when KCB were reduced to 14 men after Namusasi received a red card for a dangerous tackle. This significant setback left the Bankers struggling heading into the break, with Kabras holding on to their 13-6 lead

Kabras started the second half with determination. The turning point came when Dukisa went over for another try, showcasing Kabras' dominance which he would convert himself, bringing the score to 20-6.

KCB refused to give up, and bagged their own try by Shaban Mohamed which was well converted by Festus Siashi, but Kabras would restore their healthy point advantage through James Olela, but the try went unconverted, to make it 25-13 in favor of the Kakamega-based side.

The Bankers would make it a nervy end to the season when they landed a try of their own which was well converted by Levy Amunga to make it 25-20, and now, it was a case of make-it-or-break-it for either side.

Kabras would hit the nail in KCB’s coffin with a converted try in the dying minutes of the match to ensure they would be walking away with the cup for the second year in a row, to leave the Bankers drowning in their own sorrows.

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