What Kenya cup promotion means to Kisumu

Kisumu head coach Howard Okwemba is relishing the opportunity to participate in the 2019/2020 Kenya cup season.

His team confirmed promotion to the top tier after seeing off varsity sides MMUST and Catholic Monks in the quarters and semis respectively.

It was an icing on the cake as the Brave hearts went on to defeat Western Bulls to be crowned the KRU championship winners in their third season in the competition.

For Okwemba, a return to Kenya Cup after five years of absence is an opportunity to get more players from the region to play as they will have to raise two teams. He also believes the competition will expose his players to top-level rugby, adding that his team will be coming to compete and not just to participate.

“Being back to Kenya Cup means we have an opportunity to use more talent. In Kenya Cup, you need to have two teams and with the two teams, this means we will have more players expressing themselves,” he said.

“We don’t want to be participants but we want to stay there so that we can play top rugby. Top notch teams will be coming to Kisumu so we want to get more guys expressing themselves on the pitch.” Okwemba added.

Kisumu and Bulls join the top league at the expense of relegated Mean Machine and Strathmore.

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