Champions KCB required second-half brilliance to overcome a defiant Strathmore Leos 24-16 in the first round of the 2021 Kenya Cup on Saturday, Feb 27 at KCB Sports Club.
The bankers led 12-10 at the interval courtesy of Curtis Lilako and Isaac Njoroge's tries as Leos went over through Rhodes Ambale's try converted by Arnold Muita.
Leos took the lead to 12-16 through Arnold Muita's back to back penalties forcing the champions to dig deep through Geoffrey Okwach and Michael Wanjala.
KCB's next game is a short trip to Kenya Harlequin while Strathmore Leos will host Kabras Sugar at the Madaraka Sports Club.
Kenya Cup week 1 results:
Menengai Oilers 39 Kenya Harlequin 13 -FT
KCB 24 Strathmore Leos 16 -FT
Kabras 56 MMUST 0 -FT
Nakuru vs Blak Blad 4pm
Saturday 6 March
Top Fry Nakuru v MMUST
Blak Blad v Menengai Oilers
Kenya Harlequin v KCB
Strathmore Leos v Kabras Sugar