Kenya Cup returns on Saturday, January 13, 2017, with KCB hosting Homeboyz in the highlight of the matchday 5. The table will have wholesome changes after this day.
Both teams are unbeaten, have drawn zero matches, bagged four bonus points and have 20 points in the overall standings. KCB, however, leads due to a superior point difference.
The meeting will see both or one of them drop points.
Last season’s meeting between these two sides at the Den saw Homeboyz bag a 33-24 win over KCB which saw them finish top in the standings before losing to Kabras in the semis. Kabras would lose to KCB in the final.
Homeboyz started the season with a 41-39 win over Quins before seeing off Nondies, Impala and Kisii. The champions have only conceded 34 points so far, the least in the league, as the Deejayz have let in 102 points, just three fewer than Kisii RFC.
KCB beat Nakuru, Blak Blad, Kisii and Strathmore Leos to pick the four wins.
With the two sides meeting, third-placed Kabras Sugar have a chance of going up but they must overcome a Quins side that has won three matches including against Nakuru RFC, Mwamba and Blak Blad.
Mwamba RFC can move out of the relegation may they beat a Mombasa RFC side that has let in 211 points in four matches. Kulabu closed 2017 with a 28-7 defeat to Strathmore in ‘the 80 minutes in Lenana’and with KCB and Homeboyz set to follow, they will be needing to bag maximum points.
Ngong road will host two matches as Resolution Impala welcomes Resolution Kisii in the sponsors' derby while Jamhuri Showground will host another big game between Nondies and Strathmore.
Both Nondies and Strathmore have won only one match and sit seventh and ninth respectively although Leos have not played one match.
Mitch Ochola will be in the spotlight just four weeks into the 2017/2018 Kenya Cup as Nakuru RFC have been going south in the standings. Since beating newly promoted Kisii RFC in the opening day of the league, Nakuru RFC has not won any other match and find themselves at eighth after defeats to Quins, Kabras and KCB.
They host a Blak Blad side who value any point they collect on the road.
Kenya Cup matchday 5. January 13, 2017
Kabras Sugar v SportPesa Quins – Kakamega Showground
Mwamba v Regional Logistics CFS Mombasa -Railway Club
Resolution Impala Saracens v Resolution Kisii – Impala Club
Top Fry Nakuru v Blak Blad – Nakuru Athletic Club
Nondescripts v Strathmore Leos – Jamhuri Park
KCB v Menengai Cream Homeboyz – KCB Sports Club (*TV Game)