Kenya beat Uganda in Kampala
In preparation for their upcoming Africa Cup matches in Pool B, Kenya put in a
spirited performance in registering a 33-25 away win over hosts Uganda in a
Victoria Cup clash which also doubled up as an Elgon Cup tie.
In scoring four tries, Kenya also picked up a bonus point to lead the Victoria
Cup standings with nine points from two games. The two sides face off again in
Nairobi on Saturday 10 July when the fate of the Elgon Cup and maybe even the
Victoria Cup - featuring Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe - could be decided.
Peter Abuoga kicked Kenya into an early 6-0 lead but Uganda's Onen scored the
first try to cut Kenya's lead to one point and spark the game to life.
Kenya soon made their first serious foray into the Ugandan twenty-two,
camping out for close to five minutes before Daniel Kiptoo passed to Nato
Simiyu, who played in elder brother and team captain Innocent Simiyu to
barge over for an 11-5 lead, which Abuoga's conversion extended to 13-5.
Kiiza slotted a penalty for the hosts but Abuoga's try after quick hands
through Kiptoo and I.Simiyu gave Kenya an 18-8 half time lead.
Andrew Amonde's intercept score early in the second half extended the lead
but Ugandan backrower Robert Sseguya cut the deficit with the first of his
three tries. Abuoga kicked a further penalty for the Kenyans but Sseguya
added his second, only to be matched by Innocent Simyu, who also dotted down
for his second try to all but take the game away from the Ugandans at 33-18,
and render Sseguya's hat trick score a mere consolation.