KCB, Homeboyz through to Enterprise Cup quarter-finals

Kabras Sugar's Eugene Sifuna (left) in action against KCB in a Kenya Cup match played at Nandi Bears Club In Nandi on Saturday.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

KCB RFC had to dig deep to overpower varsity side Strathmore Leos 34-25 in an opening match of the Enterprise Cup.

The win sends the bankers to the quarter finals and are set to face Blak Blad on March 26th. 

Peter Waitere opened the scores with an excellent try inside seven minutes of play to give his side a 7-0 lead. First half of the game was a closely contested battle with KCB leading 15-6.

In the second half, the away side meant business scoring a couple of penalties to lead 20-15. The bankers full of efforts and guile would demonstrate their winning mentality with Peter Waitere scoring a try before Manasseh Oduor sealed it for the bankers.

Head Coach Curtis Olago admits he expected a tough match as Leos are a good side. He says they will go back to drawing board to up their game and register good results in the coming quarters.

Scrum-half Brian Wahinya who was the man of the match alludes his side will go all the way in the tournament and that the boys are confident after the convincing win.

Homeboyz, Nakuru, Impala Saracens and Nondescripts are also through to Enterprise Cup quarter-finals.

Homeboyz knocked out Kenya Harlequin 24-19 at the RFUEA ground while Nakuru were awarded a walkover against Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), who failed to show up for their match.

Nondies who have been relegated to the KRU Championship crushed visiting Western Bulls 36-10 at the Ngong Racecourse while Impala stopped Menengai Oilers 24-19 at the Impala Sports Club.

Mwamba also had a walkover against Kisumu after the lakeside lads failed to show up for their match similar to Kenyatta University's Blak Blad who also had a walkover against Mombasa Rugby Club.

Nondies will now wait for the match between defending champions Kabras Sugar and Mean Machine to know their quarter-finals opponents. The duel was postponed.

Homeboyz will meet Mwamba, KCB will square it out with Blak Blad while Impala will take on Nakuru.