MMUST line up ahead of the Kakamega Derby. Photo Courtesy/MMUST

MMUST skipper calls for focus as KRU Championship semis draws closer


MMUST RFC captain Samuel Mbeche has called on to his teammates to maintain focus, ahead of their semifinal fixture slated for March 21.

The skipper issued a resounding warning, saying their single-loss in the Championship regular-season run, should not guide the Kakamega-based side to underestimate their yet-to-be-confirmed opponents.

MMUST awaits winner for quarter-final tie pitting Mean Machine and playoff debutant Egerton Wasps, both of whom they won against in regular season.

Mbeche believes their form in the regular season, although a morale booster, should not be used to draw odds as the league enters yet another phase-the playoffs.

“It is a positive thing from our side to know we won against both of our semifinal potential opponents, but sometimes it can be the loophole to our first mistake. We must maintain focus by working hard to give the best,” Mbeche told Scrummage.


In addition, Mbeche confirmed preparations for the fixture is in full gear, stating they will be looking to maintain their tactics for the game.

“The camp is in full spirits. Training has resumed normally and we are working on maintaining what we have been doing because it worked for us during the regular season.”

“We are also rehabilitating injuries that we incurred during the season,” he said.

MMUST resilient regular season display earned them a deserved home semifinal spot, and Mbeche believes their current form will prove vital and advantageous, in their quest for a maiden Kenya Cup appearance.

“The good season can only be accredited to the players as we had a common goal. We finally got a home semifinal spot that we had been working on,” he said.


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