The semi finals of the Impala Floodlit tournament takes place, Saturday (Oct. 23) at the Impala grounds in Nairobi.
Hosts Impala play Strathmore Leos in the first semifinal with hopes of making it to the finals. The Sarries were in fine form in their 48-17 quarterfinal rout of Kenya Harlequin and will be out to replicate that against a Strathmore side that reached the semis with a 17-9 quarterfinal win over Nakuru.
Nato Simiyu, a class act for Impala last weekend will once again be called upon to wave his magic wand and spur his backline that will probably once gain be led by the impressive Sammy Oliech, Robert Aringo, Kevin Ochami and George Okowa.
Key players to watch out for on the Leos side include Jared Owinyo, Mike Gitau and Alex Olaba.
KCB vs Homeboyz RFC
Defending champions KCB play Homeboyz RFC in the second semifinal. KCB back Felix Wanjala and Darwin Mukidza were brilliant while Oliver Mang’eni and Elly Mukaizi were marauding in the forwards. This quartet will have to turn up on Saturday and inspire the deejays whose forwards were equally effective in the 29-13 quarterfinal win over Total Nondies.
Joshua Chisanga, Humphrey Mulama, Kelvin Masai and Harun Lubisia gave them the edge over Nondies and will once again be called upon to deliver victory for the Homeboyz.
Schools and varsity semifinals
These matches will be preceded by the schools and universities semifinals. Mang’u play Ofafa in the first schools’ semifinal at 11.00am, paving the way for the second semi between defending champions Laiser Hill and Moi Forces Academy.
Action will then shift to the Universities semifinals where Strathmore University are up against Kenyatta University while USIU face Mean Machine.
All the action takes place at the Impala Club, entry charges Ksh 300.
Meanwhile, there will be a big screen on hand to enable fans catch the Rugby World Cup semifinal between South Africa and New Zealand.
Semi Final Fixtures
Mangu vs Ofafa 11:00hrs
Laiser Hills vs MFA 12:15hrs
Strathmore vs Kenyatta University 13:45hrs
USIU vs University of Nairobi 15.30hrs
Strathmore Leos vs Impala 17:00hrs
KCB vs Homeboyz 19:00hrs
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