Kisii stun Mwamba, Homeboyz end Kabras’s fine run - Daily Nation

Kisii stun Mwamba, Homeboyz end Kabras’s fine run

Saturday February 3 2018

Homeboyz' Tony Onyango (in yellow jersey) vies for the ball with Felix Ayange of Kabras Sugar (black) during their Kenya Cup match at Kakamega Show Ground. PHOTO | TITUS MAERO |

Homeboyz' Tony Onyango (in yellow jersey) vies for the ball with Felix Ayange of Kabras Sugar (black) during their Kenya Cup match at Kakamega Show Ground. PHOTO | TITUS MAERO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By AYUMBA AYODI
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By TITUS MAERO
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Kisii registered their maiden Kenya Cup win when they stunned Mwamba 18-12 in Kisii while Homeboyz brought Kabras Sugar’s unbeaten run to a halt in a 3012 romp in Kakamega on Saturday.

Kisii, who are sponsored by Resolution Insurance, scored two tries, one conversion and two penalties to condemn Mwamba to their third consecutive defeat.

John Ochar converted Duncan Bosire’s to cancel out Pablo Machanje’s try for a 7-5 lead at the break. Arvin Kanyanya gave Kisii their second try on resumption as Ochar and Aggrey Kitoi curled over a penalty each to secure a memorable victory, their first of the season.

“It feels good and the victory inspires us to aim for more and avoid relegation at the end of the season,” said Kisii chairman Walter Orangi.

Philip Ikambili, Leonard Mugaisi and Tony Onyango landed a try each, Mohammed Omollo made two conversions and a penalty for Homeboyz as they led 22-7 at the break. Kabras’ points came from Kevin Keegan, who converted his own try.

Omollo was on the spot again to add the extras after William Diffu landed their bonus point try that put the Deejay’s beyond reach. Omollo’s second penalty proved the icing on the cake.

Felix Ayange’s efforts of unconverted try fell short what with Paul Murunga’s Deejays returning to Nairobi with a bounty harvest from Kakamega.

The victory by Homeboyz catapulted them one place to the second place in the league with 34 points as they swapped places with Kabras Sugar who have 33 points from eight outings.

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) stretched their league’s lead to 39 points after they claimed a bonus point victory from Nondescripts, winning 28-6 at KCB Sports Club.