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Kenya sweep aside Uganda in 2014 Elgon Cup

20 July 2014, 10:03

Nairobi - Kenya have swept the 2014 Elgon Cup by claiming victory in all three categories.

Kenya’s U-19s started the sweep by defeating their Ugandan counterparts 27-12 on the day to claim a 37-27 aggregate win, having lost the first leg 10-15 in Kampala last weekend.

Marlin Mukolwe put Kenya 3-0 with an 8th minute penalty before converting Michael Wanjala’s try for a 10-o lead.

The Baby Cranes would get into the game courtesy of a a Pius Ogena try but a Edgar Khafumi try and a Mukolwe conversion saw Chipur lead 17-5 at half time.

Billy Isabwa’s try and another Mukolwe conversion put Kenya 24-5 up after the break. Mukolwe’s penalty saw the hosts go 27-5 up as Ugandan grew in confidence. Edrine Kayima’s converted try for the Baby Cranes saw the game close at 27-12.

Lionesses crush lady Cranes

The Kenya Lionesses were too strong for the Uganda's Lady Cranes as they posted a 39-10 home win for a 72-25 aggregate win that saw them reclaim the title.

The Lady Cranes started this game brightly, exerting themselves with authority and were unlucky to fall behind when Rachael Odhiambo touched down on 17 minutes, 5-0 to Kenya. Aisha Nakityo levelled for the defending champions but further tries from Phila Olando and Doreen Remour complimented by a Janet Awuor conversion saw Kenya take a 17-5 lead into half time.

Irene Atieno’s converted try after the break extended the hosts lead before Beatrice Atim landed for Uganda, cutting the deficit to 24-10.

Janet “Shebesh” Akello would score a great solo try, racing 60 meters, beating two defenders along the way to  the try line, 29-10 for the home girls. Atieno’s penalty and a converted try at the death secured Kenya’s first Elgon Cup title since 2012.

Kenya A lock out Uganda Cranes

Trailing 14-21 from last week’s first leg in Kampala, Kenya A romped to a 34-0 shut out of Uganda that saw them win the Elgon Cup 48-21 on aggregate.

The Rugby Cranes started with intent but fell behind when Philip Owuor pressured Bishop Onen into an error, Owuor grounding for a 5-0 score line.  It would remain a fair contest, Uganda’s Romano Ogwal standing out for Uganda as they surged forward in territory and possession. They however fell further behind when Nato Simiyu grounded on 33 minutes with Isaac Adimo converting for a 12-0, a lead they took into the break.

Godfrey Mbeya, largely quiet during the first half, wrote his name on the scorer’s list, showing presence of mind to follow through Kelvin Omiyo’s speculative punt, his touch down putting Kenya 17-0 up and 31-21 on aggregate.

Simiyu, outstanding all afternoon, sliced through the Ugandan defence, offloading for Eden Agero to touch down with Adimo converting for a 24-0 lead. Further tries from substitutes Jacob Ojee and Victor Brown secured the 34-0 result for the Kenyans, the biggest winning score line in an Elgon Cup leg.

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