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Hope you are having a good brink of your festive season as we await for the next year.
Here is a God given sport to us that unites us despite our backgrounds, widens our scope of thinking and enables us unveil our hidden potentials. In everything we do, we often look up to someone. Either to be like them or use their current position as steppingstone to achieving our goals.
In this context all look up to rugby from the West (YA MAJUU)…the likes of Super Rugby,Super 14,Currie cup, League nations just to mention a few. These games give us inspiration and the perception of being the best rugby matches.
But again how many of us play at that level even at the peak of our careers? Very few if any.. And what could be the reason to this??? We actually don’t train…we want it more than we work for it..
We have these big names as our mentors.. but funny enough they train more than we do. For instance this festive season when we are all resting at home after the long year of lots of play. But funny enough our mentors are still training for the next year doing roadworks and hitting the gym judging from their social media posts.
Coming to compare our two worlds of rugby, a big disparity exists.Right from the management, training sessions, resources, style of play and most importantly player discipline.. We tend to make excuses basing on the scarce resources we have as the reason we don’t perform on these big platforms.
The earlier we get rid of this notion the better.
Lest we want to continue posting them as our status and on our timelines giving them all these beautiful names and accolades (beast,master,mzito,bazenga,mentor) name it all.
Let’s just work within what we have, exploit our potential to the maximum and wait for results. Keeping prayer as a constant in all our endeavors. Remember it’s a team play so training alone would never be the best remedy
Wish us all an epic RUGBY YEAR COME 2018
From Muhati Bob
Bob Muhati is centre at MKU Thika