Homeboyz started the 2018/19 Kenya Cup on a losing note going down 14-20 to Showground rivals Nondies on Saturday Nov 17, 2018.
It was Simon Odongo’s first match as Homeboyz head coach. The last time Nondies beat Homeboyz was during the 2015/16 when they won 20-12 at Jamhuri Showground, also on the opening day of the season.
Nondies scored a drop goal through Juma, came a try from Ernest Ngong in the first half and eventually Juma converted to lead 10-0.
Homeboyz pulled back through Bush Mwale with Henry Ayah converting and Stanley Isogol scoring to see the Deejayz lead 14-10 at the interval.
Njenga would however score the winning try for Nondies who pick four points on match-day one as Homeboyz settles for a losing point.
“We’ll take the loss go back to the drawing board and come back. First game of the season now we don’t have to drop more points as at least we picked a bonus here,” said Odongo.
Willis Ojal, the Nondies coach, said “we reminded the boys of the work they have put in during pre-season and that’s how we came back from the score at half-time.
Homeboyz head to Mwamba on matchday II as Nondies prepares to host champions KCB.