Kabras RFC forward Charlton “Charlto” Mokua has described his consistency in the 2020 Kenya Cup campaign as a sheer product of hard work and commitment, describing the experience as “amazing”.
The backrower, who can also hop in as a second-rower, has earned a start in all eleven games for the Sugarmen this season and has emerged as one of the key elements in Henly Du Plessis’ plans of snatching the Kenya Cup title from defending champions KCB.
“It has been an amazing experience and a dream come true starting all games this season for a quality side like Kabras. I have been pushing myself to the limit ever since day one and I owe it all to God,” he told The Scrummage.
Du Plessis to thank
The former Nakuru RFC forward has his coach Henly Du Plessis to thank for, insisting the South African tactician has improved his game this season, by a big score.
“Henley (Du Plessis) is a stern coach, you have to stick to his structure and do what he says. Luckily, his structure and game plans have been amazing so far, you just have to stick to your job description and execute precisely. He has improved my game I can say, because nowadays I commit and I pass. I can still take it straight if the coach says so, he has improved my technique in the ruck and cleaning out fetchers is one of my hobbies, he also improved my tackling technique and I enjoy tackling,” he said.
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The towering loose-forward has managed four tries this season and has said his consistency will serve as a key morale booster once the playoffs, quarters and semis phase is underway.
“It’s a big morale booster, it makes me hungrier to be better by working harder to be better through working on my weak areas and ensuring I am better than the previous game. I have always had an obsession to be best, it gives me goosebumps. With this, we can go all the way to clinch the cup,” he said.
Although insisting he has not been thinking of a national call up due to his undivided attention in the Kenya Cup, Charlto has described the idea as an honour.
“I have concentrated on my game more and tried not to think of it. But I was lucky to have featured in a Kenya A duty against Hong Kong back in 2016, I have always been hungry to get back there. It would be amazing,” he said.
Mokua will be hoping to continue to impress in the remaining games of the regular season with their next game being at Kisumu.