KENYA CUP

Wambua recaps on Mwamba’s slow start, brilliant finish to the 18/19 season

Mwamba head coach Kevin Wambua believes his side is playing the desired kind of rugby and it is on course to regain its glory days after they finished third in the just concluded 2018/2019 Kenya cup season.

It was not a dream start for Kulabu as they suffered three straight losses in their opening fixtures to Kenya Harlequins (26-29), Homeboyz (19-24) and KCB (33-15). The coach says the slow start was caused by the new systems of play he introduced at the beginning of the season.

“It took some time for the boys to adapt to a new structure and playbook,” Wambua told the official Mwamba rugby portal.

Kulabu picked their first win on match-day four with a slim(13-12) win against Nondies and that proved to be the turning point for Wambua’s charges, going on to make a semi final finish after a loss to Kabras.

“For us identifying the reasons technically and tactically as a team and decided to work hard to improve on a few areas. Also having some of our stalwarts back in the team Tony owuor, Edwin Machanje and of course Collins Injera was a huge boost in team moral.” The tactician added.

For the man who has been tasked and seen the rise of the Kenya lionesses, the team is in sync now and they will be taking a rest before regrouping for the pre-season.

“I think for us the hard part is done, the team has bought into the structure and kind of rugby we want to play. It’s now all about preparation. Rest is an integral part in that process. We want the players fresh for the pre-season. That’s really where great teams put in the yards. For now we have started our sevens preparations and that’s our focus at the moment.”

Mwamba will be looking to mend any loose ends that cost them the sevens series title to city counterparts Homeboyz as the sevens preps slowly pick momentum.

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