Monday, July 16, 2007

Mwamba stun Lions

Bogey side Mwamba RFC stunned the KCB Lions in a pulsating Kenya Cup clash played at the Lions Den on Saturday.

Mwamba turned on the heat in the last 15 minutes to come from 12-35 down to edge out KCB 36-35 in one of the biggest comebacks in recent times.
Lady luck smiled on the Black Shirts who capitalized on a two-man numerical advantage to win from a near impossible situation when they appeared dead and buried. Anthony Ogot and Peter Mutai were yellow-carded by Godwin Karuga in the last quarter.
This unlocked what had been a watertight KCB defence allowing the sharp Mwamba backline to flicker back to life.

National and KCB coach Michael ‘Tank’ Otieno would like to forget this match in a hurry. “The numerical advantage played into Mwamba’s running game. We were unlucky to have two players sent off,” he commented.
Try scorers for KCB were Richard "Manyake" Kinyany, Arnold "Arnoldinho" Odera, John "Meso" Ahenda, Anthony Ogot and Peter Mutai. The KCB scrum half, Mutai kicked over two penalties and two conversions.
Mwamba replied with six tries. Three were scored by Humphrey Khayange while Collins Injera added two and Lavin Asego one. Kevin ‘Bling’ Wambua stroked over three conversions.

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