MMUST Head Coach Dr Ochieng Ahaya says his team is in a good shape ahead of the KRU Championship semi-final against Mean Machine scheduled for MMUST Grounds on Saturday.
The Makakas return to action on Saturday 3 PM in a match that will determine if they will qualify for the top tier. Ahaya understands the threat that their opponents will pose and he has predicted a good contest on Saturday.
“The team is in good shape, we know our competitors, we respect them and at the end of the day, it’s going to be a good rugby match,” Ahaya told the Scrummage.
Ahaya and his assistant coach John Asila have previously played roles in Western Bulls and Kabras first Kenya Cup promotions and the tactician believes their past experience has played a key role in steering the team to the semi-final stage.
“Our past experience has counted, we were many teams but at the moment, we are only four and only two will qualify. Reaching this stage says a lot, the past experience has played a role up to now,” he added.
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The coach remains confident that his side will give a good account of themselves on Saturday. He admits that there are slight injuries in his camp heading to the clash but they no major worries.
“Am sure all the four coaches are confident they will qualify Kenya Cup. On our part, we are confident that we will give a good account of ourselves.”
“On the injuries, not much but in rugby, there is no moment when you are injury-free. There are one or two worries, they can never miss.”
On the preparation of the venue, he said: “We have done what we could, the official confirmation on the venue that will be used came on Thursday at around noon. And this is not the usual hosting so we have less than 18 hours to put our act together. I don’t know why it took that long,” he stated.