Impala head coach Frank Ndong highlighted indiscipline as the key factor that led to their 32-22 loss to Kabras at the Impala Pavilion.
The duel was anyone’s for the taking at the beginning of the final half, with both teams having headed into the break tied at 19-19. Infringements by Impala would enable Kabras find touch deep in their territory through their kicker Jonah Kubu, George Nyambua touching down from the back of a maul for the sugar men. Kubu then added a penalty late in the game to extend their lead.
“Indiscipline checked in and Kabras got the territory, put us under pressure and got the points.” Ndong said in an interview after the match.
Impala finished sixth, tow points above seventh placed Nondies to secure a quarter final berth against Kenya Harlequins. Had Nondies won, then Impala would have missed out on playoff positions which led the coach to citing a poor pre season as the cause of his team’s form.
“This has been a very difficult campaign, we had a very poor pre season and it has caught up with us and i think the lessons we picked this year probably would work better for us.”
Impala face Mwamba on the 13th of April in the Enterprise cup quarter finals.