Kenya Sevens sensation Oscar Ouma in action for his club Nakuru in a past local match. The free-running Ouma returns to Kenya Cup action today after representing Kenya in the IRB Sevens World Series recently.
The stage is set for the Kenya Cup play-off semi-finals at the Impala Sports Club grounds, Nairobi, and Nakuru Athletics Club in the Rift Valley.
Strathmore Leos, eyeing their maiden league title, will be seeking to halt the 1984 champions Mwamba at the Impala Sports Club ground while Nakuru, also chasing their first championship, host three-time winners Kenya Commercial Bank.
Legendary former Mean Machine and Mwamba centre, Pritt Nyandat, tipped Nakuru to win this year’s Kenya Cup title owing to their consistency.
“Mwamba and Strathmore can beat anybody,” Nyandat added while openly admiring the students whose enterprising game reminded him of the good old days of Mean Machine.
“They are young and ravenously hungry for the title,” said Nyandat, who was in the Mwamba side that won Kenya Cup in 1984.
Nakuru’s coach Jotham Owili said their forwards carried the season for them and he was expecting nothing short of victory against KCB.