A change of tact in the second half and a brilliant performance by the substitutes was key in Kabras overcoming a spirited Nakuru side in the Rai derby according to coach Henly Du Plessis.
Kabras were forced to change tact in the second half of the game after they were held to a 10-10 draw heading into the break by Wanyore. Both teams with a converted try and a penalty to show for their efforts. The sugar men would come into the second half the better side, drilling in 24 points against Nakuru who managed to put just seven points past the millers in the final half.
The coach was quick to praise Nakuru for a good display in the game, pointing out Oscar Ouma for the immense contribution he brought into the game for his team.
“I told the boys at half time that we needed to speed up the game, we needed to test their fitness to see how they can keep all the gates closed. but i think Nakuru played very well in the first half, even in the start of the second half and i think that they are a well planned team, and again, Oscar Ouma brings a lot of positivity to the team too.” Du Plessis said in an interview after the match.
The contribution of his substitutes was not a thing to go by, the coach heaping praise on Charlton Mokua and Jonah Kubu for their impressive performances off the bench. Kubu was able to get on the score sheet with a try after good inter play with Wokorach.
“Charlton and Jonah changed a lot of plays for us especially because our plan was for us to run it from set pieces and also from line outs and also to play the territory game in their own half.”