Impala Saracens have progressed to the Kenya Cup semis after beating arch-rivals Kenya Harlequins 34-18 in the playoffs on Saturday, March 10, at Impala Club.
The Sarries ran in five tries, two conversions and one penalty against Quins’ three touchdowns and a penalty.
This was the second win of the season for Impala over Quins after seeing them off earlier in the season at RFUEA grounds.
Impala will now face KCB in the Kenya Cup semis next weekend at KCB Sports Club after the latter finished top in the Kenya Cup log.
Samuel Motari had opened the scoring for Impala but that was cancelled by Patrice Agunda’s touch down although the Sarries retook the lead via Mark Kwemoi’s penalty.
Quins flanker Tony Mutai gave Quins a 10-8 lead before Kwemoi converted his own try to lead 20-10. Quins ensured the head to the break with a small difference scoring a penalty and a try from Lyle Asiligwa and Dennis Muhanji respectively.
After leading 20-18 at the break, Impala got the second half going from the 41st minute with Tyson Okoth’s try that was converted by Kwemoi.
Antony Nyandigisi would cross over deep in the second half to ensure the Sarries a place in the semis after missing out in 2017.