Kabras Sugar, KCB storm into Enterprise Cup semifinals

Brian 'Tonya' Juma of Kabras Sugar (center) bullies his way through Kenya Harlequin's Edward Shitanda. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Defending champions Kabras Sugar are through to the semifinals of the Enterprise Cup after knocking out Nondescripts 34-17 in a quarterfinal match played at Kakamega Showground yesterday.

Fresh from winning the Kenya Cup two weeks ago, Kabras picked from where they left off as they scored five tries in the win while Nondies, who were relegated to the KRU Championship, managed only one try.

Fijian born Kenyan international fly-half Jone Kubu gave Kabras an early 3-0 after splitting the posts with a penalty before eighth-man Jeanson Musoga bagged the first try of the match with Kubu adding the extras for a 10-0 lead.

Nondies reduced the deficit with a three-pointer by Calvin Sheunda before South African import Rosco Syster went over for his first try at Kabras that was not converted as he pushed the scores to 15-3.

Nondies retuned again to land a converted try for a 15-8 score line before Sheunda would add a penalty on the stroke of halftime for the Red Lions to trail 15-11.

In the final half, winger Bede Enonda also opened his account for Kabras but the conversion attempt went wide as the sugar men stretched the scores to 20-11.

Valerian Tendwa joined the scoresheet with a try that was converted by Kubu to change the scores to 27-11.

Substitute Ntabeni Dukisa also came on to land a try that was converted by Syster for 34-11.

Sheunda bagged two more penalties for Nondies who went out of the competition after losing 34-17.

Elsewhere, Resolution Impala knocked out Top Fry Nakuru 20-16 as KCB thrashed Blak Blad 87-12. Both Impala and KCB have qualified to the semifinals.

Homeboyz also qualified to the semis after Mwamba pulled out of the quarters.

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