Wounded Bulls lie in wait for KCB
It is redemption time for Western Bulls when they host Kenya Commercial Bank in one of the Kenya Cup round six matches on Saturday at the Kakamega High School grounds.
The Bulls made a fine start to campaign but have lately wobbled with their 5-46 defeat at the hands of Strathmore Leos last weekend in Nairobi coming as a wake up call.
The Bulls were coming from a significant 15-5 victory over Kenya Harlequin, after they had stunningly lost to Homeboyz 17-25.
The Bulls, who started off the season well, beating Nondies 19-17 and Mwamba 16-15 must use home ground advantage to chase for bonus points if they want to reach the play-offs.
The Bulls are placed eighth in the league with 12 points while KCB are third on 23.
The Bulls technical director Newton Ong’alo said there is no cause for worry having won three matches and lost two.
“The only problem is that we are not piling on bonus points that could make the difference in the second phase,” said Ong’alo. “We must get them either by winning or even when we lose.”
Ong’alo said his boys must redeem themselves from their heavy loss to Strathmore against whom they lost focus and concentration.
“Now that we are at home, we must conjure something for our homes fans and especially against a big team like KCB,” said Ong’alo. “We have beaten three big teams and that gives us enthusiasm and hope that we shall finish in top four.”
Impala Sports Club will stage a double header where Nondies are up against Strathmore Leos while hosts Impala face champions Nakuru.
Kenya Cup Fixtures (Kick off 4pm unless stated):
Homeboyz v Catholic Monks (UoN)-2pm)
Mean Machine v Kabras Sugar (UoN-4pm)
Mombasa Sports Club v Blak Blad (Mombasa Sports Club-4pm)
Western Bulls v KCB (Kakamega High School-4pm)
Nondies v Strathmore Leos (Impala Club-5:30pm)
Impala RFC v Nakuru RFC (Impala Club-7pm)