Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) RFC's hunt for a first win of the 2022-2023 Kenya Cup season continues as they welcome Kenya Harlequin at MMUST Grounds in Kakamega on Saturday.
MMUST are having a nightmare season after losing all their five opening matches and they are sitting at the bottom of the standings staring straight at relegation.
In Nakuru, defending champions Kabras Sugar are aiming to catch up with leaders KCB and Menengai Oilers when they travel to play wounded Nakuru at Nakuru Athletic Club.
The sugar millers will return to action after an extended rest when Kenya Rugby Union postponed their tie against Homeboyz last weekend, a time that Carlos Katywa is keen to maximize.
Kabras have won all their opening matches of the season and sit third on the standings with 19 points, six behind leaders KCB who will play fourth placed Mwamba at Madaraka Grounds which will host a double header. The other match will see Strathmore Leos and Catholic Monks.
Kabras will hand debut to new signing Lameck Ambetsa signed from Masinde Muliro University during the January transfer window as George Nyambua and Dan Sikuta make their first starts of the season.
In Nairobi, high flying Menengai Oilers will be seeking to put more pressure on leaders KCB when they face Blak Blad at Kenyatta University Grounds.
Oilers who took the Nakuru Derby bragging rights after seeing off Wanyore last weekend will be eying a sixth consecutive win of the season.
The Menengai Cream sponsored side are currently second and one point behind former champion KCB.
The other matches see Homeboyz taking on Mean Machine at Jamhuri Grounds.
Saturday’s Kenya Cup fixtures
Nakuru v Kabras Sugar-Nakuru Athletic Club
Mwamba v KCB-Madaraka Grounds
Strathmore Leos v Catholic Monks-Madaraka Grounds (2pm)
MMUST v Kenya Harlequin-MMUST Grounds
Homeboyz v Mean Machine-Jamhuri Grounds
Blak Blad v Menegai Oilers-KU Grounds