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How relegation turned to a blessing for Strathmore

Strathmore Leos Head Coach John Mbai has termed their relegation to the second tier after Driftwood 7s as a blessing to his side as they managed correct their mistakes while playing in lower tier under minimal pressure.
The Kenya Cup side played in the Division ll during Dala 7s and they beat Mbale in the finals to make a return to the Division l.
They student would then produce impressive results at Christie 7s and wins over Nondies and Kisii saw them reach the main cup finals. A win over Ugandan Emerging 7s saw them reach the Semis.
The side would settle for a fourth place following losses to Homeboyz and Blue Bulls and TUKs.
Asked about the secret behind their fine run at Christie 7s the tactician says reinforcing good habits and dropping to the lower division helped them sharpen their arsenals which made them come back strongly.

“We reinforced good habits. There is a bunch of new guys coming to the squad so we had make them realize what they are supposed to do. Going to the division two and getting to internalize what we were supposed to do in different situations of the game was a blessing in as we did it under minimal pressure and the players were able to see what worked for them and what didnt work, Mbai told Scrummage.
“So coming to this tournament the mood in the camp was good and the players were eager to redeem themselves we are happy we made it to the semis,”
Strathmore Leos are now getting ready for the 15s season that is set to kick off in November.

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