Mwamba needed just one point to advance to the semifinals of the Kenya cup after, narrowly overcoming Nakuru 18-17 at the NAC grounds assuring them a trip to Kakamega where they will face a waiting Kabras.
For Mwamba head coach Kevin Wambua, it all came down to settling into the game and sticking to their plan. The tactician cannot be any prouder of his side who went into the breather trailing 12-8, rallying from behind to upset the home side.
Despite the margin being the narrowest, any kind of win in the knockouts is what teams look for and that’s what Mwamba did.
“It was a really tough game and I am proud of the boys for grinding out the results. we always knew Nakuru was going to be very difficult especially playing at home. We were slow at the start again, I think because of the pressure but the boys were able to settle and play well. For us what worked in the second half is we played our kind of rugby, upped the intensity and were able to get our points.” Wambua told KRU.
The coach was quick to point out territorial play as their biggest misdoing in the first half, saying they will have to work on it before heading to Kakamega to face the sugar millers.
“In the first half territorial play was our biggest undoing and that is something we really need to work on before we go to Kabras.”
The Kenya cup will take a break this weekend to pave way for the Enterprise cup semi-finals before resuming on May 11.