Ayimba spoils for tough Impala test


Kevin Ochami (with ball) of Resolution Impala Saracens is tackled by Isaac Adimo of Kenya ...
Kevin Ochami (with ball) of Resolution Impala Saracens is tackled by Isaac Adimo of Kenya Harlequins during their Kenya Cup round 5 tie at the Impala Grounds on December 03, 2016. Harlequins RFC won 28-10. Photo/ Skarra Abayomi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kenya Harlequins assistant coach Benjamin Ayimba is spoiling for a tough test in their derby clash against Impala Saracens in a Kenya Cup round eight contest this Saturday at the RFUEA ground.
  • Quins crushed varsity side Mean machine 41-5 at the weekend, and the former Shujaa tactician has fired a warning salvo adding they are preparing for a battle with a ‘wounded gazelle’, in reference to Impala’s recent poor form.

Kenya Harlequins assistant coach Benjamin Ayimba is spoiling for a tough test in their derby clash against Impala Saracens in a Kenya Cup round eight contest this Saturday at the RFUEA ground.

Quins crushed varsity side Mean machine 41-5 at the weekend, and the former Shujaa tactician has fired a warning salvo adding they are preparing for a battle with a ‘wounded gazelle’, in reference to Impala’s recent poor form.

“It’s a derby of course , so it’s going to be a tough game and we will prepare well for it given that we’re playing a ‘wounded gazelle’. They’ll come hard on us.”

On their weekend game, he said: “Against Mean Machine we played as planned as we were able to beat them in every set piece that we had.”

Ayimba added that having watched Impala Saracens videos, they will prepare adequately this week so as to win the much anticipated match.

Kenya Sevens Rugby team coach Benjamin Ayimba (left) is received by Sports Cabinet Secretary, Hassan Wario upon landing at the JKIA on April 19, 2016. Kenya 7s team beat Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Sevens to capture their first World Series event. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
FILE:Ayimba added that having watched Impala Saracens videos, they will prepare adequately this week so as to win the much anticipated match.. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

Ayimba also believes their resurgence has been driven by the chemistry between the players and sticking to the game plan.

The former Kenya Shujaa is also anticipating a full squad with injured players expected to return to the squad before they take on Frank Ndong’s side.

Quins coach Charles Cardovillis last won the title in 2016 while coaching Kabras Sugar and together with Ayimba, they’re aiming to win ahead Kenya Cup title.

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