Kenya U-20 head coach Paul Odera believes that his charges have improved from where they were in 2016 in terms of the level of preparedness.
Chipu who concluded a 3-day camp in Gilgil last weekend are gearing up for the Africa Southern Zone competition where they are set to face Zimbabwe U-20 in the semis in March 2018.
“We are in a better place as compared to 2016 because we have a bigger group of older players who have experience working with us,”Odera was quoted on Kenya Rugby Union’s portal.
“The plan is to get us to recognize the systems and for the players to see where they are in terms of conditioning,”he added.
“The biggest challenge for us at the moment is balancing commitments the players’ club and national team commitments.That’s what we are trying to do and make sure they stay in shape,”the tactician noted.
Should Odera’s charges eliminate Zimbabwe in the semis,they will face the winner between Namibia and Madagascar after which the Northern Zone champion will lie in wait for a chance at the 2018 global showpiece.