Kabras coach Henly Du Plessis is banking on the ability of his troops to dust themselves and put behind their 23-15 Kenya cup final loss to KCB when they head into the Enterprise final on Saturday 25 May at RFUEA.
The Sugarmen will be up against a stubborn Impala side who were bundled out of Kenya cup by Ngong road counterparts Kenya Harlequins. In the Enterprise cup, the gazelles saw off Kenya cup champions KCB while Kabras condemned Quins en route to the final.
The Du Plessis coached side proved superior when they last met, winning 32-22 in the last match of the regular Kenya cup season which saw them seal top spot. They, however, had to put up a strong fight to overcome the Ngong road outfit and this being a final, the fight is expected to be even bigger as both sides have no silverware to their names this season.
The South African tactician knows the mental and emotional toll that their loss to KCB may have caused to his players, but he hopes they will put it behind them.
“We have to regroup. The pain is hard, we worked hard to win the Kenya Cup but it was one of those days. Am looking forward to Saturday to see what we can do against Impala.” Du Plessis told Scrummage.
Impala have had enough time to rest while Kabras will be looking to give their loyal fans something to smile about after their hopes for silverware were dashed last weekend in Kakamega. The tactician is positive that his players have the heart to do it while insisting on the importance of sticking to the plan if they are to defeat Impala.
“When we go to the final we have to stick to details and know what to do. The players have a lot of heart.” Du Plessis added.
Kabras II will also be in action against Strathmore in the Mwamba cup finals which begins at 1.30 pm at the RFUEA.