Western Bulls coach Bram Shikanda has come out to speak on what his team got wrong in their 23-5 loss to Kisumu in the Championship cup final, saying territorial play proved detrimental to their title chase.
With both teams assured of Kenya cup playtime next season, the championship winner title was at stake and of course both wanting to prove their dominance in the region.
Bulls playing in their hometown seemed trapped in their own half for long periods, Kisumu punishing them with every opportunity they laid their hands on.
“If you saw we were playing in our half. In the second half is when we started waking up. So the boys will need to know that rugby cannot be played in our territory. It was our major undoing against Kisumu we played in our half and they punished us.” Shikanda said after the match.
The coach knows too well his team can not afford to repeat the same mistakes in the coming season when they face well-seasoned teams in the country’s top tier.
Bulls defeated USIU in the semis while Kisumu had to labour past Catholic Monks to secure a spot in the finals, consequently earning Kenya cup promotion.