Kenyatta University (Blak Blad) scored three tries to secure a comfortable win over JKUAT Cougars in the final match of the opening round of the newly formed Varsity League at University of Nairobi.
Try scorers Stormy Odhiambo and Steve Biko proved a handful for the opponents to handle as Kenyatta University picked up four points ahead of the second round where they will face TUM. Midfielder Odhiambo was a menace in attack, intercepting a pass in the middle of the field to touch down unopposed and also set up the final try for KU who wrapped up the game when winger Brian Kadenge scored in the corner.
Biko, partnering Sheldon Khai in the Kenyatta University engine room got the Blak Blad wheel running when he was collected a pass from flyhalf AJ Lionel and burst through the JKUAT defence to score the game’s first try.
The try was preceded by two successful penalty attempts from the flyhalf AJ who seemed to enjoy running the ball from anywhere on the park and despite an unsuccessful drop goal attempt, the number ten was influential in ensuring the team played in the right areas of the field and scored points off it.
JKUAT were put on board by outside centre Jan Remke, kicking the first of his three successful penalty goals which combined with the six points by Lionel and Biko’s try meant the teams would head into the break with KU leading 11-3.
The second half saw three tries being scored with JKUAT accounting for one through Kenya Harlequins winger Dennis Ambitho while Odhiambo and Kadenge were on board for Blak Blad in an ill-disciplined half that had three yellow cards shared by both sides.
Following the 23-14 result, Kenyatta University now lead Pool A while JKUAT are bottom but would have picked one point and tied with TUM had Remke’s conversion to Ambitho’s try been successful. JKUAT will play Egerton in the second round next Saturday.