Monks, Bulls eye Kenya Cup return

KRU Championship Action between Kisii RFC (in yellow and black) and Ngong RFC during their KRU Championship game at Kisii School
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In Summary

• Two games remaining in KRU Championship league.

• Catholic Monks and Western Bulls remain firmly in the race to return to Kenya Cup.

With two games remaining in KRU Championship League, Catholic Monks and Western Bulls remain firmly in the race to return to the Kenya Cup.

Monks lead the second tier with 53 points, five better of Bulls who have 50 points as the league enters the penultimate round this weekend.

The top two teams will automatically qualify for the championship semi finals and will host quarterfinals winners at home.

On Saturday, Monks have a tricky tie against USIU while Western Bulls take on Kisumu.

In the last round matches, Bulls will be away in Eldoret against University of Eldoret’s Trojans while Monks will also be on the road to Nakuru for a clash against Egerton.

“This is where the rubber meets the road. Two tough fixtures but I have told the boys that they must show character to allow us play the semis at home which will enhance our chances of returning to the Kenya Cup. Kisumu and UoE will be tough,” said Bulls coach Bram Shikanda.

His Monks counterpart Edward Opio is banking on home advantage against USIU. “We have never lost at home this season and we want to maintain that form against USIU. The first round match ended controversially but we hope to beat them comprehensively this time round,” said Opio.


USIU, Kisumu, debutants Masinde and Kisii RFC will play in the quarter finals if they maintain their form. Ngong is battling relegation alongside South Coast Pirates.  

Cash-strapped Kisii coach Eric Bosire is targeting to wins against UoE and MMUST.

Kisii's campaign to return to Kenya Cup was dealt a major blow following the withdrawal of sponsors Resolution Insurance. This saw them dish out two walkovers against South Coast Pirates and Egerton Wasps at home after they failed to provide a playable field.

“Those are must win matches and I’m confident the boys are up to the task. They have shown a lot of commitment and character,” said Bosire.

In other weekend fixtures, Mombasa host Egerton at Mombasa Sports Club as relegation-threatened Ngong entertain South Coast Pirates at Kibiku Secondary School.

Kitale battle MMUST as they battle for their Championship status.