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Mwamba face Nondies in Kenya Cup epic

Kenya Cup into round nine Saturday has left clubs with fewer cards to play to make the season play-offs cut with Stanbic Mwamba on the brink of do-or-idie with a home clash against Nondescripts at the Railways Club.

With three rounds left to separate the top six from the rest for the ultimate play-offs show down, ninth-placed Mwamba will be looking at registering a home win over Nondies to shorten the gap between them and the top-five.

Mwamba’s three fixtures are slated to be played home against Nondies, Blak Blad and Nakuru, matches should the Black Shirts register bonus wins might not be enough to see them through to the play-offs should Quins and Strathmore register a single win each.

Nondies on the other hand is yet to be shown mercy by the union following 10 points deduction, which indefinitely has brought the Red Lion to the bottom of the table.

Nondies had registered three wins and their rightful place should be position nine on the log making the match against Mwamba personal. Joining Mwamba on the play-offs struggle is Nakuru currently sitting seventh on the log, a place below Strathmore.

For Nakuru to displace Strathmore to bag the final ticket, Wanyore will have to win their next remaining fixtures with maximum points as unpredictable Strathmore has three matches and a favourable pending fixture against Kisii.

Nakuru will be visiting impala at the Impala club as Strathmore visit Quins at the RFUEA Grounds. In the previous 2017 encounters, Nakuru beat impala 21-17 on March 4 at the Nakuru Athletic Club while Strathmore lost 72-5 to Quins on March 25 at the RFUEA grounds. Meanwhile, Ugandan star Philip Wokorach is set for his Kenya cup season debut for his side Kabras after missing out of the previous eight rounds owing to a knock sustained in the Dubai sevens while featuring for Uganda.

Wokorach’s return will be a boost for the sugar Millers who registered their first loss of the season in the round eight where Philip played in the second-tier league, Eric Shirley Shield to gauge his fitness levels. Wokorach is among six changes tactician Charles Cardovillis made for their home debut match against Kisii in the Kenya cup history.

Defending champions KCB will visit CFS Mombasa at the Mombasa Sports Club with Kenyan international Moses Amusala returning for the Bankers duty as former Simbas full back Mathew Musita is set to don Mombasa’ jersey at outside centre. Homeboyz will complete the weekend fixtures line-up by hosting university side Blak Blad at the Jamhuri Grounds.

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