Kenya Harlequins have cast their eyes on winning the Enterprise Cup after missing out on the Kenya Cup crown last month.
Harlequins, who bowed out of the Kenya Cup in the semi-final play-offs, saw off Top Fry Nakuru 28-20 in the Enterprise Cup pre-quarter finals to set up a date with Ngong Road rivals Impala in the last eight this Saturday, a match team manager Jimmy Mnene has described as the “final before the final.”
“It was a tough encounter as we anticipated but what counts is that we are through to the quarters. We will be looking at maintaining our winning ways and hopefully give a shot at the title,” said Mnene.
In another fixture, hosts Blak Blad showed little respect to favourites Mwamba whom they beat 17-12 courtesy of three tries and a conversion. Blad skipper Wesley Kidiga, Brian Kadenge and Levy Amunga crossed over the chalk for the hosts as Louis Kisia and Edwin ‘Pablo’ Machanje touched down for Kulabu.
It does not get easier for the students, however, as they are up against Kenya Cup champions KCB in the quarter-finals where the bankers are keen to seal a double. Blak Blad chairman Steven Odhiambo is, however, putting on a brave face.
“We worked for it and we were not ready to lose at home. It was just an example of what we are made up of and it has given us the confidence we need to take on KCB,” said Odhiambo.
Meanwhile, Nondescripts and Homeboyz overcame Mean Machine and Western Bulls respectively and will take on Kabras Sugar and Strathmore Leos in that order.