Action between Catholic Monks and UoE Trojans on October 6 at the CUEA Grounds.Photo [Varsity League Media]

Monks tactician Jawichire lauds his charges despite loss to MMUST


Catholic Monks coach Simon Jawichire was not all sad after going down to MMUST 25-8 this past weekend saying despite the setback, he noted a commendable improvement from his boys. 

The side has managed to win three games so far and suffered eight defeats. This is arguably the worst season for the students from the Catholic University of East Africa considering they have appeared in the past three Championship semifinals but right now are battling relegation.

Jawichire says in the past games, his side had a problem of guys not showing up to the party but in MMUST’s game, every man on that pitch gave all they had.

“I think at least for once because sometimes I have a team and not all the 15 turn up, in this game guys turned up,” Jawichire told Scrummage.

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Catholic Monks sit at position 10 just above the relegation zone. They have 17 points from the three wins, below them is Mombasa who have 14 points. They host Mombasa this Saturday in a do or die match.

Jawichire who also doubles up as Northern Suburbs coach claims inexperience and leadership jeopardized their quest to come out with a win from Kakamega. He wanted his charges to play hard and fast.

“Unfortunately there were areas where we were trying to narrow down to. It really didn’t happen the way we wanted in terms of awareness and leadership. Those areas really let us down. Our intention was initially to start hard and fast and get points early but we didn’t,” Jawichire added.

After hosting Mombasa, Catholic Monks will head to Kwale County to play SC Pirates. They will then have to deal with tough assignments from Coast trip, they’ll host ruthless Strathmore Leos before visiting Mean Machine. Their last match will be against buddies Northern Suburbs.

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