Kenya Harlequin head coach Charles Cardovillis explained the decision to play Willy Ambaka at centre in their 80-3 Enterprise Cup win against Ngong Warriors.
The Kenya Sevens player, who regularly operates on the wing, started Saturday’s match in midfield, a position which has been held by David Ambunya and Alex Olaba for the better part of the season.
“We gave Ambunya a complete rest because he has played 80 minutes all season and Olaba is also nursing an injury,” Cardovillis said after Saturday’s win.
“The idea was to look for a different combination as we seek to see which players in what position can help us,” added Cardovillis.
The tactician also lauded his players display, having easily seen off the KRU Championship side to reach the pre-quarter finals.
“We played well both in defence and attack.A pretty easy fixture at the end but it turned out well.
The whole idea was to give bench players game time and to ensure all have the necessary match fitness,” said Cardovillis.
Quins will host Kabras Sugar in a Kenya Cup round nine match on Saturday.