Kenyan International Fidel Oloo says he is loving his stay at Nondies with this being his third season with club.
The forward moved to the club at the start of the 2017/18 season after ending his associations with Kabras. He admits though there have been ups and downs, the club has improved his understanding of the game.
Shape the players
The forward enjoys the fact the club is keen to shape the players future and it prepares them to be good members of society.
“My stay here has been fantastic, though ups and downs can’t miss in any club. I’m loving the perception of Rugby here and it has really changed my understanding of the game. Rangers believe they should shape players’ future and nurture better members of the society,not all about winning,” Oloo told Scrummage.
While at Nondies the forward managed to get his first Kenya Simbas call up. It was after a long wait and having been dropped from Kenya 7s squad twice. When the opportunity came he grabbed it with both hands.
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“A call up into the Simbas has been in my dreams since 2014 and when I finally received a call to go for trials I was really excited to take it on with all my heart, having featured in Safari 7s for two consecutive years (2015/16 & 2016/17) and got dropped. I saw this one as a maiden opportunity to showcase my worth and put on the Jersey,” he added.
He describes his Kenya Simbas stay as worth as he got a chance to play alongside players who he considers as his role models. He believes with discipline and dedication he will be able to keep his slot in the team.
“Getting game time and playing with players I have always looked up to as role models, the experience was worth it. To be a regular in the Simbas calls for a lot of discipline,dedication and consistency. I’m always training extra hard when free just to obey the rules,” he stated.
Though the Kenya Simbas training sessions have been interrupted, he says he is training as usual to ensure he keeps the shape as he awaits resumption.
“As a club we were working to have players increase their weight and maintain grip of the game through programs circulated by our SnC for body weight training. Personally I am also under the Simbas training program during this Covid period.”
“As a Captain I lead by example by ensuring that I send my own training videos to our platforms to encouraged fellow players to emulate. I train like any other day but with the mentioned programs.” he added.