Kenya’s national 7s team head coach Innocent Simuyu feels that there is need to work on their mentality since that has been their major undoing in the just concluded series.
The 7s aside team returned back in the country on Monday night after picking just six points from Paris 7s and London 7s and their total tally of the season from 10 outings is 63 points that leaves them placed 12th on the World 7s Series standings.
The Former Kenya 7s and 15s star admitted that team blew hot and cold through out the season and achieved an average six points out of the 10 point target per leg that he set when he took over.
“I think we fired on and off,we were not there mentally and the results showed. We had set out a target of 10 points per leg, we collected 63 in total, which averages 6 points per leg. That isn’t bad, especially if you look at it in terms of the resources and the support we received this season. We are happy with what the players put in, he told KRU.
“ This has been a challenging season, and exciting too. There have been a lot of lessons to learn too and we need to ensure how to play well from start to stop next season, he added.
With his eyes firmly set on the upcoming season,the former Shujaa captain further added that they had set out this year to provide a foundation for the upcoming World cup 7s as well as the commonwealth games in Australia.
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“We set out this year to lay a foundation and structure to enable us have a platform for the new season which also includes the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Our pre-season preparations heading into the new year will be very important as we have to work on player skills and conditioning.This will be a crucial element in enabling us find consistency, he concluded.
The common wealth games will be held in Bahamas in July 2017