Former Central cup champions Kiambu Badgers journey to regain the title continues this Saturday 15th February when they take on an optimistic Chuka Vikings side in a 2019/2020 Central Cup quarter final encounter set to be staged at the BladBin(Kenyatta University )
Tactician Njuguna Githang’a has named a strong 15 man squad to kick start the quarter final campaign backed up by a match winning reserve bench.
Reular prop Felix Kairanya will partner with Peter Karanja as Captain Edward Muturi hooks. Highflying Charles Chege and hard hitting Levy Davin will start at the second row as Utility player Ian Mathenge and Collins Khaemba occupy the flanker’s position. Andrew Wanyama maintains his position at the back of the scrum.
Kevin Murimi secures the number 9 jersey ahead of David Olando who drops to the bench and will partner with Vice captain Cyrus Mwangi at the half back positions .Newbie Moses Muturi will get a chance to Impress from the word go having secured jersey number 11.Brian Kimiti, Kelvin Matu and Sammy Ndichu will play at the 12,13 and 14th position respectively with top point scorer William Mwangi starting at the 15th position.
Josphat Ngotho, hooker Dominic Mureithi, Sifuna Wanyonyi ,IdahJasmin and Stephen Kagai will be tasked with releasing the pressure on the forwards as Joseph Kiatavi and Humphrey Kimani play similar role for the backs. Boniface Muriuki and Brian Kinyua have been named in the Reserve list.
Badgers will be hoping to replicate their impressive regular season in the playoffs with the hope of securing that elusive Championship slot next season.
-By Mpekuzi Kenya
QF 1 = A1 vs B4 (MKU Nairobi vs Hurricanes) 3pm UON
QF 2 = B1 vs A4(Shamas Foundation vs Cooperative University) 3pm KCB
QF 3 = A2 vs B3 (Administration Police vs Dagoretti Bulldogs) 3pm Utawala
QF 4 = B2 vs A3 (Swara vs Daystar Falcons) 11am Impala
QF 1 = 1 vs 8(JKUAT vs Nanyuki Jackals) 3pm JKUAT
QF 2 = 2 vs 7(Kiambu vs Chuka Vikings) 3pm KU
QF 3 = 3 vs 6(Embu RFC vs Zetech University) 3pm Embu Poly
QF 4 = 4 vs 5(MKU Thika vs Meru RFC) 3pm MKU Thika
QF 1 = 1 vs 8 Kitale 28 KPA Eldoret 0
QF 2 = 2 vs 7(Kabarak University vs Nakuru KITI) 3pm Nakuru KITI
QF 3 = 3 vs 6 Moi University 28 Laikipia University 0
QF 4 = 4 vs 5(Molo RFC vs Nandi RFC) 3pm Molo Sec
QF 1 = 1 vs 8(Maseno University vs Webuye ) 1pm Maseno (tbc)
QF 2 = 2 vs 7(Citam Kisumu vs Mbale RFC) 3pm Maseno
QF 2 = 3 vs 6(MMUST II vs Bungoma RFC) 3pm Masinde
QF 3 = 4 vs 5(Jaramogi University vs Vihiga Granites) 3pm Jaramogi
SF 1 =Technical University Of Mombasa vs SC Buccaneers 2pm MSC
SF 2 =Malindi RFC vs Shepherds RFC 4pm Malindi Sec