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Kisumu RFC made a grand return to the top-fight rugby league, Kenya Cup after edging out Catholic Monks in a fiercely contested match on Saturday, May 11th at the Catholic University Grounds in Nairobi.

‘The Bravehearts’ won 14-11 during extra time after the teams being deadlocked at 11-11 after the 80-minute full time.

Lenny Obiero scored a sudden death penalty to give Kisumu a deserved 14-11 victory.

“I’m happy we have returned to Kenya Cup after three seasons in the KRU Championship. Credit to the boys, they gave it their all,” said Kisumu RFC coach Howard Okwemba.

The team’s focus according to the coach is now on the KRU Championship final against Western Bulls in Kakamega on Saturday, 25th May.

Howard Okwemba, the Kisumu RFC coach who’s formerly of Western Bulls believes his boys will take home the KRU Championship trophy.

Kisumu RFC in action at a past match
Kisumu RFC in action at a past match

Having made a return to the Kenya Cup, the coach hinted that Kisumu RFC is going to bring in more talent to face the untamed competition at the Kenya Cup league next season.

Kisumu RFC’s promotion to the Kenya Cup now brings the total of teams outside Nairobi participating in the lucrative league to 5, others include newly promoted Western Bulls, Kabras Sugar, Nakuru and Menengai Oilers.

Well done #BraveHearts!

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