Kenya Harlequins head coach Charles Cardovillis has admitted that poor decision-making at times when his side had possession played part in the huge loss to Kabras in the Enterprise Cup.
The former Kabras coach welcomed his former employers at RFUEA Grounds over the weekend seeking to revenge a 21-3 loss in Kenya Cup. The Sugarmen, however, proved to be superior scoring seven tries for a 54-11 win.
Speaking after the loss, the coach pointed out that they failed to make their possession count on several occasions due to poor decision making. He also added some of his players took time to pick up in the game.
“This is what you expected and this is what knock out rugby is all about. The boys have to be ready for this. I just felt that we made the wrong decision in the game especially in the first half when we had camped in their half. Some player switched on when it was a bit late and against a quality side like Kabras it always tough when you play that way, ” he said.
Cardovillis is not happy with the way the referee handled the clash. He feels his decision at some point made it difficult to play.
“I have a few choice words for the referee, this was awful! We cannot play any rugby. But Kudos to Kabras and all the best in the finals. It was a tough day for us and we have to go back to the drawing board,” he added.
Kenya Harlequins will be keen to rise from this defeat as their next assignment is Kenya Cup semis against the Bankers KCB.