KENYA CUP

Oilers coach: Why facing Blad is tougher than KCB

Ahead of their trip to Kenyatta University Grounds on Saturday, Menengai Oiler’s tactician Gibson Weru has admitted that playing Blak Blad will be tougher than facing KCB.

The tactician who will be seeking to guide his charges to the second win of the season understands that Blad will be also eyeing maximum points from the clash. The former Kenyan International also feels being away from home will also make it more difficult for his charges.

Weru is, however, confident that the side can pick a meaningful result from the trip if they stay focused during the clash.

“Playing away from home is always tough. And when you play Blad it will be a very tough game than even playing KCB, because this is a match they (Blak Blad) feel they should win and we as Oilers we feel the same way. It will be tough because we will be away but we will ensure we stay focused and am sure we can get a win,” Gibu told Scrummage.

The side heads to the match against Blak Blad after a draw to Strathmore Leos and the coach is disappointed that they dropped points against a side that has not won this season. He insists that he is not worried about their current position and he believes they can rise if they improve on clinicality and decision making.

The coach has expressed the desire to find their winning form as soon as possible to avoid falling into the relegation rat race.

“Am disappointed that we didn’t win the game. It shows even the lowest team on the log can challenge you on its best day. We have to keep working. Pick lessons from every match and match forward as quick as possible.
Am not worried but I think we will need to be more clinical to pick wins. If we don’t win at this stage we will end in the relegation battle, which is a place I don’t want to be in . As we play you can see our structure but our decision making at critical times is letting us down and it is something we are working to address,” he added.

The Nakuru based side with eight points are placed 10th on the Kenya Cup log, just two points above Strathmore who are in danger zone.

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