Kabras tactician Henly Du Plessis suffered his first defeat on Kenyan soil on Saturday as his side took on KCB and he believes the defeat came as result of poor decision making and bad defending.
Before the clash against KCB, Du Plessis charges were enjoying a fine form that had seen them win the opening 10 matches in row. Their defence had only conceded 98 points in those 10 matches.
However, during the KCB match, the Kakamega based side lost 44-20, which marked the first defeat of the season.
Speaking after the loss, the tactician revealed that the defence was their major undoing as they allowed the Bankers to gain momentum by missing tackles.
He also noted that his players made alot of mistakes, lost the ball at crucial times and did not make the right decisions.
“We could not capitalize when they got yellow cards and our option taking on certain aspects was not good. My defence was not that good this time round and it let us down. We allowed them to gain alot of momentum. We missed alot of tackles, made silly mistakes, silly decision making and precision making wasnt good enough,” he said.
“We lost the ball in contact, passed the ball to nobody in space and our execution was really poor,” he added.
Despite winning with big margins in the past games, Kabras have conceded more points in closing half as compared to first half.
The trend continued against KCB where the Sugarmen let in 21 points in span of the last 15 minutes. When the coach was asked on what he thinks about his bench, he admitted that they need to improve since they failed to make the change he expected.
“I didnt make alot of changes early because of the impact of the bench and
score was tight. Coming to a game like this, the bench should make the change but it did not happen. It is something we need to rectify and make sure they make a big difference when they come on,”
Kabras will be seeking to return to winning ways as they travel to Nairobi again to play Mean Machine at the University of Nairobi Grounds.