Strathmore head coach Louis Kisia has spoken on his exit from Mwamba and the new journey in the championship.
Kisia joined the Leos camp at the close of the year 2019 and went on to guide the side to 10 straight wins which saw them top the Championship log. The coach says was impressed by the style in which he was ushered into his new family.
“The boys welcomed me in style ensuring we won my first game against MMUST in Kakamega. We then had a good campaign where we managed to go the entire league unbeaten” he told scrummage
His plan as soon as he joined the ex-Kenya Cup side was to introduce new training schedules and systems which he feels have worked well for the side.
“Everything went according to the plan. I came up with a new training schedule, structures and a season plan that the boys and myself have adhered to the latter,” he stated.
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The tactician was not hesitant to express his gratitude to his parent club Mwamba where he played won several 7s titles and then later transitioned to coaching.
He described his exit from Mwamba as ‘bitter-sweet’ experience as he recognizes the Mwamba fraternity as his brothers and family.
“Mwamba is where it all began, back in December 2004 is when I first downed a Mwamba jersey at Kasarani 7s. Leaving the Club was not a big deal, it was a bittersweet kind, because I made many friends and brothers. It was my family. I learnt a lot as a player and as a coach especially being under the tutelage of the current Kenya 7s assistant coach Kevin Wambua.”
As he parted ways with the Club, Kisia was confident Kulabu were under good stewardship of Wambua and Strength and conditioning coach Geoffrey Onyango. He reveals that the lessons picked while working under Wambua have served him well at his new home.
“I left the club in good and capable hands. The technical bench had quality and experience people. Heading to Leos, I was venturing into uncharted waters playing – the championship. I learnt a more about player management and welfare while at Mwmba and that is what I brought to Leos. I will always give it Mwamba and I am trying now to pass what I learnt to these youngsters” he added.
At the Leos camp, he pointed out a lot of travelling as the slight challenge he faced. Before the disruption brought by Covid-19, he was headed for the championship semifinals against the winner between USIU Martials and Northern Suburbs.
Strathmore picked 76 out the possible 80 points.