Menengai Oilers bagged the first ever silverware during the Great Rift 10 Aside tournament held in Nakuru and Head Coach Gibson Weru who has developed the side from scratch says the hard work they have done in the last three years is finally paying off.
The Nakuru based side won four of their five matches on the way to the Great Rift 10’s triumph with the game against Nakuru being the only instance where they dropped points.
Oilers beat two-time winners Homeboyz 10-5 in the finals to join the list winners of the competition that has been on since 1990. Weru, a former Kenyan International who has played in the tournament before is delighted with the victory.
He, however, feels his side is yet to play to its full potential and he hopes they will keep on improving.
“Its a culmination of hard work in the last three years. It is finally good to have our hands on a silverware. It is a good feeling but again I feel that the boys are yet to play to their full potential. You can imagine the far we can go if they play to the full potential. We have to keep on working and improving. Improving is a daily thing for us, he told Scrummage.
“So the boys will take a two weeks breaks to enjoy the victory before we embark of developing our skills for the upcoming competition,” he added,
Oilers focus now shifts to the shorter version of the game as they hope to replicate the 2017 7s success this season.