Habimana out to inject the magic in Quins nerves


Chris Asego (L) of Mwamba RFC evades attack by Pius Sulundu of Harlequins RFC during ...
(FILE)Chris Asego (L) of Mwamba RFC evades attack by Pius Sulundu of Harlequins RFC during their Kenya Cup league match at Railways club in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2016. Harlequins RFC won 27-5. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • New Kenya Harlequins head coach Dominique Habimana is aiming at a top two finish in the 2019/2020 Kenya Cup season which is set  to kick-off this weekend.
  • Barely a month after joining the Ngong road outfit, the Rwanda born tactician believes the team can reclaim the Kenya Cup title which they last won in 2012.

New Kenya Harlequins head coach Dominique Habimana is aiming at a top two finish in the 2019/2020 Kenya Cup season which is set  to kick-off this weekend.

Barely a month after joining the Ngong road outfit, the Rwanda born tactician believes the team can reclaim the Kenya Cup title which they last won in 2012.

“We’re targeting to improve on our performance of last season with a top two finish being the aim this season. That will basically give us a slot in the play-offs semi finals and take a game as it comes aiming at the Kenya Cup trophy,” Habimana explained.

Being his second stint with the Quins, the former Simba assistant coach is hopeful that his charges will win their season campaign opener against Menengai Cream Homeboyz.

Dominique Habimana who has quit as Nakuru RFC head coach. PHOTO/Facebook
Dominique Habimana, Simbas Assistant Coach. He is confident Kenya still has a chance to make the Japan 2019 World Cup. Nakuru RFC head coach. PHOTO/Facebook

“The boys are well prepared for the match having tried some new things which I introduced to their playing system during the Floodlit tournament, I think that those techniques have come in handy and my boys are going to be victorious come Saturday,” said the former Simba assistant coach.

“I just joined the team recently and since it’s not a new club in the league I’m going to improve and bring some new tactics from the systems that were installed by my predecessors (Cardovillis and Ayimba) and make sure that we perform better than last season,” he enthused.

Quins have not bought new players ahead of the new season with Habimana  promoting the young players to the senior squad after going through trials.

“Most of our young players are coming through to the senior squad after showing potential and determination in the trials,” he said believing that they’ll add value to the team.

Quins reached the Kenya Cup semis finals last season but were outshined 46-13 by eventual winners KCB in the semi-finals after finishing third in the league with 53 points, 21 points behind table toppers Kabras Sugar.

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