Nakuru based side Menengai Oilers opening five games in the top tier have seen them collect six points and their tactician Gibson Weru believes his side is on the right track despite having won just once.
The newbies’ lone win from the first five matches came against Kenya Harlequins. Other results saw them go down 27-5 to Kenya Cup defending champions KCB, lost 28-8 and 31-28 to Nondies and Homeboyz.
Their recent defeat came against Mwamba RFC. Weru believes that they have played well against team’s that have Kenya Cup experience and he is confident they can only get better.
“We are on the right track. If you look at the teams in our conference some have been in the league for 40 years, some 10. This is our first year and we are taking them toe to toe. I know many want us to win but I am happy with the progress and the results will come,” he said.
The former Kenyan International and Nakuru RFC halfback feels that they have done well in open play, scrums while their undoing has been on lineouts and inexperience.
“Its just inexperience in terms of decision making at crucial times. Our open play is fantastic, our defence is good, same as the scrums. The problem has been the lineouts and which we need to work on. The experience will come with time but I know time is not on our side. We need to learn very fast and I believe the moment we pick we will be good to go. I am not very worried, from what I have seen, he added.
Oilers will kick off the season with a trip to Kakamega to tackle league leaders Kabras.
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