Mwamba Coach Peter Kepha has revealed that curtailing Homeboyz athleticism and playing in the right areas was key to their win over the side in the final match of 2019.
Kulabu hosted the Deejayz at Railways Club and many expected the visitors to pick an easy win due to their recent run which had seen them come close to beating KCB and eventually ending Kabras unbeaten run prior to this clash.
Homeboyz, however, lost 18-17 in a clash that which they walked way in protest following a late penalty that was awarded to Mwamba and saw the side score to win.
Kepha says their plan was to play in their opponents half and slowing down the tempo saw them counter Homeboyz.
“What we planned and trained for worked well for us. We knew they are a team that can run for 90 minutes. What we did we reduced the pace of the game and ensured we didn’t play in our half. We were forcing them to make mistakes and took simple points and we were able to win,” Kepha told Scrummage.
Commenting on the officiating, the coach admitted that there were inconsistencies and his side was also penalized on several occasions.
“I can say there were some inconsistencies in the officiating especially in the tackle area and in the offside line. Homeboyz got many penalties on the offside line but not Mwamba and the only time we got a penalty from the offside was the last minute. And that was the penalty we scored to win,” he added.
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He concluded by terming the win as the best moment in 2019.
“The best moment this year is having my first win which was against Homeboyz who beat Kabras and staying in contention for playoffs slot.
Mwamba have 24 points and they sit seventh on the Kenya Cup log.