For coasting Kabras, the party comes after Christmas


Johnstone Mungau (with ball) of Kabras Sugar RFC is tackled by Collins Onyango of Topfry ...
J(FILE)ohnstone Mungau (with ball) of Kabras Sugar RFC is tackled by Collins Onyango of Topfry Nakuru RFC during their Kenya Cup match at the Kakamega showgrounds in Kakamega county on December 09, 2017. Kabras Sugar RFC won 30-09. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kabras Sugar head coach Henry Du Plessis expects the battle for Kenya Cup to get more intense after the Christmas break.
  • Following the conclusion of the fifth round of matches that played at the weekend, action resumes early next year with Kabras firmly on the driving seat but the South African tactician expects their opponents to challenge their leadership even more robustly.

Kabras Sugar head coach Henry Du Plessis expects the battle for Kenya Cup to get more intense after the Christmas break.

Following the conclusion of the fifth round of matches that played at the weekend, action resumes early next year with Kabras firmly on the driving seat but the South African tactician expects their opponents to challenge their leadership even more robustly.

“After the Christmas break, we’re going to see where we will start from because it’s going to be more challenging playing 17 weeks in a row. Our plan is to take each game at a time,”he said.

The western based Kabras had a fine weekend ending Impala Saracen’s four-match unbeaten run in the Kenya Cup this season edging them 42-10 at the Kakamega Showground.

“We had a great start doing a good job in the first half with our continuity; our scrums and set pieces going well which allowed us score four converted tries.”

He went on:“We knew they had good scrum looking back at their previous matches so I instructed my forwards to step up and dominate in the forward play and keep our back-line intact.”

After the fifth round, Kabras top the log on 25 points following five consecutive wins; the confident Plessis however maintains the challenge lies in the yet to be played  17 games.

“This is what we were working for: setting our goal to top after five matches and we hope to be more competitive next year,”he enthused.

The former forwards coach at the Currie Cup side Boland Cavaliers hailed Ugandan sensation winger Philip Wokarach for his outstanding performance as the latter scored a hat trick of tries and scoring six conversions.

“I’m pleased, coming back from easy results it’s always good kicking the ball to ensure we get the two points so it’s nice for him to kick in all the conversions. To me, it’s a good feeling.”

At the same time, Impala head coach Frank Ndong was magnanimous in defeat hailing Kabras for the weekend win.

“A little too late in the game. Our finishing was very strong.We controlled the game in the last 20 minutes but Kabras had already won it in the first 20 minutes scoring three converted tries.”

Kabras Sugar’s first match after the festive will be against Menengai Oilers while Impala Saracens will face Nondies.

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