Ndong’ cautious as struggling Impala face Oilers

Impala Saracens will be looking to snap their four-match losing streak when they face debutants Menengai Oilers in a Kenya Cup round nine match on Saturday. 

The match, scheduled for Nakuru will see Oilers confront an Impala side that is struggling for form, having failed to register a win in 2019.

“We just need to work on our starts.Starting poorly has been our undoing in recent matches,” Impala coach Frank Ndong’ said.

“We start slowly and can’t seem to recover from the points we concede early,” Ndong’ lamented.

In Oilers,they face a tricky side which has proven difficult to crack,especially at their own backyard.

The newbies stunned Impala’s nemesis Kenya Harlequin earlier in the season and also gave a good account of themselves against Homeboyz.

The Gibson Weru-coached side are fresh from a morale boosting win at Blak Blad and Ndong’ is aware of the threat they pose.

“Such teams which you know nothing about are quite difficult and we know nothing about Oilers,” he said.

Well drilled

“They are a well drilled side with a good coach and we shall have to look at some of their previous matches just to see how we shall strategize for the match,” said Ndong’.

The coach further called upon his charges not to drop more points to keep alive their play-off hopes.

“We need to regroup, work on our weakpoints and focus on not losing again,” he said.

Impala is currently at 7th position on the Kenya Cup standings having chalked up 19 points, three better than their closest challengers Nakuru RFC.

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