Nakuru coach Mitch Ocholla has said his side picked very important lessons from their 34-17 loss to Kabras Sugar at the NAC, adding that it will form a basis for preparation for their last two matches as they aim for a play off slot.
Wanyore looked poised to spoil Kabras’ fine run as they produced a brilliant first half performance to go into the break tied at 10-10. A rampaging Kabras would then prove impossible to stop in the second half, going on to score 24 points to Wanyore’s seven, the hosts eventually losing 34-17.
Ocholla admits his team found the going tough as they played in their own half for long spells, apart from not defending the Kabras five eighths well which gave him time to make easy decisions. Philip Wokorach enjoyed a good spell at number ten, unleashing his deadly side step from time to time to open up the Nakuru defence and spreading the ball at will.
“It was very competitive and i have to give it up to Kabras for bringing a good game down to Nakuru. The boys held their own today, a few technical aspects we have to look into regarding to territorial play, also i think we didn’t defend the number ten very well and that’s why i think most of the balls came through for them.” Mitch said after the match.
The loss leaves Top fry in seventh position on 37 points, just two points adrift sixth placed Mwamba as the kenya cup 2018/2019 season heads into the penultimate stage. Ocholla knows his team still stands a big chance of making it to the play offs with their remaining games coming against varsity sides Blak Blad and Mean Machine.
“From here i believe we have to be able to rethink what we have to do to achieve our target of making it to the play offs. We have seen what one of the top teams in the league is doing and i believe its a good taste of what we have to achieve in the next three weekends.”