Rugby: Kabras coach Nyathi upbeat ahead of Strathmore Leos test
RUGBY By Washington Onyango | March 5th 2021
Kabras Sugar RFC will be aiming to continue their good start to this year’s Kenya Cup campaign when they play on Saturday in Nairobi
The millers, fresh from their 56-0 victory over MMUST on the opening day, will be eying a second consecutive win when they travel to play returnees, Strathmore Leos, at Impala Club as the latter hopes for the first win of the season.
Kabras head coach Mzinganye Nyathi said the return of Fijian fullback Jone Kubu and a host of other eight players who missed the Kenya Cup opener have boosted the team.
Ephraim Oduor, Eugene Sifuna, Brian Juma, Lawrence Buyachi, Paul Abuto, Johnstone Mawe, Malik Habil and Kubu are all expected back into the squad to play against Leos.
Speaking during an interview with The Standard Sports, Nyathi revealed Kabras will continue with its internally focused approach to games. Ahead of the Leos tie which he termed tricky but interesting.
“It was evident from the reports on Strathmore's game last week that they have come back into the Kenya Cup prepared. I am sure they are working on getting their game at the level to compete just as we are working on our chemistry too,” said the Zimbabwean coach.
“The boys have come through the fine though it's early days in the competition, players are still getting their match conditioning up. Nevertheless, we are ready and looking forward to a win.”
The RFUEA grounds will host a doubleheader with Kenyatta University side Blak Blad taking on Menengai Oilers in the early kick-off match before defending champions KCB take on the wounded Kenya Harlequins.
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The final game of the weekend will feature Masinde Muliro University travel to play Top Fry Nakuru at Nakuru Athletic Club as they eye a maiden win in the Kenya Cup.
Kabras, KCB and Oilers lead the Kenya Cup standings with five points heading into round two as MMUST, Leos and Quins hold the bottom three yet to get a point.
Saturday Kenya Cup Fixtures
Blak Blad v Menengai Oilers, 1.00pm, RFUEA
Kenya Harlequin v KCB, 3.00 pm, RFUEA
Strathmore Leos v Kabras Sugar, 3.00 pm, Impala Club
Top Fry Nakuru v MMUST, 3.00pm, Nakuru Athletic Club