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Rugby: Unbeaten KCB welcome Oilers with Kenya Cup finals at stake

KCB's Captain Andrew Amonde (centre) is tackled by Arnold Muita and Gideon Makumi (left) of Strathmore Leos during Kenya Cup league at the Cage. Feb 20, 2022, [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

KCB captain Curtis Lilako says they are under no pressure as they prepare to face Menengai Oilers in the other semi-final match to be played at KCB Sports Club on Saturday.

The defending champions will be seeking to qualify for the final for the fifth time in a row.

The two sides met last season in the semi-finals where KCB emerged victorious 35-17. During the regular league phase this season, KCB won 23-18 in a closely contested affair.

Lilako believes they have to be more careful with Oilers after their hard fought victory against the Nakuru side last month.

“We are not playing with the unbeaten tag in our minds. Against Oilers, we have to be a bit more technical in our decisions. Last time we played them, we gave them too many opportunities with penalties and loose tackles. We have to correct that and keep our minds strong,” said Lilako.

Former Shujaa captain Andrew Amonde reckons they've been in such situations before and there's absolutely no pressure going into the fixture.

"We are well organized and we have fine-tuned our weaknesses. The team is compact ahead of this fixture. This week, everyone has been giving on hundred percent and I am confident we will register a positive result," said Amonde.


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