Mwamba coach Kevin Wambua is a cautious man heading into the Kenya cup quarterfinals, revealing that he will field a largely developmental side at the Nakuru 10s tournament set for 19-21 April.
Kulabu finished second in last year’s edition of the tournament, losing 28-0 to eventual winners Homeboyz RFC. The Wambua coached side will be keen to put up an impressive performance at the tournament, but the coach insists that his main focus remains on the Kenya cup playoffs meaning his key players will have to rest.
“We will take more of a development side to the tournament because our focus is on the playoffs and we do not want to pick up any knocks. We already have a few knocks here and there and we can’t risk further knocks. So basically we will be fielding a lot of development players.” Wambua said after their loss to Impala.
This is an expected move from the tactician, seeing other teams like Kabras entirely pull out of the tournament as teams build up for the playoffs.
With Mwamba crashing out of the enterprise cup after a 71-19 loss in the hands of Impala, it is a race against time for Wambua’s charges to get their house in order and ready for the crunching test against Nakuru who will be playing in front of their home fans at the Suguta Valley.
Of the six teams in the playoffs, only Kabras and Kenya Harlequins will be missing in action at the 10s extravaganza in Nakuru.