Western Bulls still believe they will collect points from the remaining games to stay afloat after succumbing to a 44-0 defeat at the hands of Blak Blad this past Saturday at Blad Bin.
The win saw the Kenyatta University outfit drag their counterparts to relegation dogfight. Speaking to the Scrummage after the loss, Coach Solomon Obiero believes the game was more of mental than even technical.
“I think today’s game was more mental. It is always a hard game playing against Blak Blad. I remember the last time we played against them we got relegated, it was like a battle of who stays in Kenya Cup and I think it was the same thing today,” Obiero stated.
Going into this game, the Bulls were at position 10 with 13 points while Blad had 8 points at number 11. They were hoping to pick any kind of a win and create a 9 point buffer between them and Blak Blad so as to be at least safe.
“At the moment everyone is fighting to stay in Kenya Cup,” Obiero added.
“Coming to this game, they[Blak Blad] were few points behind us and I believe they were working hard to get the points from us. So this game was more psychological than even technical”
The loss saw Blak Blad leapfrog Bulls to go to position 10. Western Bulls now sits at position 11. They tie points with 10th placed Blad but the students have a superior goal difference. Obiero believes Bulls will collect points from the remaining matches in order for them to retain Kenya Cup status.
“We still have to collect points from our remaining matches for us to stay in Kenya Cup. Our main objective this season was to stay in Kenya Cup, to learn and build it from there,” Obiero concluded.
Echulusi will host Champions KCB on their next fixture before travelling to Nakuru to face Menengai Oilers. Bulls will then return home to host Kenya Harlequins and Homeboyz in two consecutive weekends before completing their season with a match against Nakuru.