Hurting Ocholla takes responsibility for Nakuru’s capitulation against Nondies


Hurting Ocholla takes responsibility for Nakuru’s capitulation against Nondies
Martin Muita (with ball) of Top Fry Nakuru RFC passes the ball against Blak Blad RFC during their Eric Shirley shield match at Nakuru Athletic Club on January 13, 2018. Top Fry Nakuru RFC won by 36-15. Photo/Sila Kiplagat/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Top Fry Nakuru RFC head coach Mitch Ocholla believes the tactical substitutions he made during their weekend Kenya Cup clash against Nondescripts contributed to their late capitulation losing 33-32 to the latter at the Athletic Club, Nakuru.
  • The  Mitch Ocholla coached ‘Wanyores’ were leading 29-12 in the 60th minute but ended up losing the match 33-32 to Nondies at full-time, after late substitution turned the game in reverse gear .
  • The Nakuru based side got two players sin-binned allowing Nondies to touch down in the last minute through Brian Amaitsya, with Filden Sinei converting for the win. 

Top Fry Nakuru RFC head coach Mitch Ocholla believes the tactical substitutions he made during their weekend Kenya Cup clash against Nondescripts contributed to their late capitulation losing 33-32 to the latter at the Athletic Club, Nakuru.

The  Mitch Ocholla coached ‘Wanyores’ were leading 29-12 in the 60th minute but ended up losing the match 33-32 to Nondies at full-time, after late substitution turned the game in reverse gear .

The former Shujaa tactician says that Nondies were more resilient and had good character that could have contributed to their late turnaround to claim the win.

“We made some tactical substitutions that I think didn’t go well, we brought in Teddy Agutu and Isaac Nyariki  for  Cassius Omolo and Ezekiel Waitere, and I think Nondies being a resilient side which has got good character they were able to score five tries and win the game,” Ocholla mourned.

The Nakuru based side got two players sin-binned allowing Nondies to touch down in the last minute through Brian Amaitsya, with Filden Sinei converting for the win.

Substitute Teddy Agutu was later sent off together with Edwin Makori after they were yellow carded.

“Towards the end of the game we got two yellow cards which distracted our game plan and allowed Nondies to kill the game with a converted try,”he regrettably recalled.

Ocholla at the same rallied his boys to keep their heads up despite the loss ahead of upcoming assignments.

“The boys came to play pretty happy… but at the end of the day it’s all about results. We didn’t get what we wanted, so we basically have more work to do.”

Ocholla maintains his boys have to bounce back in their next assignment and finish in the playoff position at the end of the campaign.

On his part, Nondescript team manager, Kevin Were, believes that the team’s philosophy hinged on hard work and determination were the motivating factors to the turn-around.

Top Fry host Menengai Oilers in a ‘Nakuru derby’ this weekend as Kenyan Cup enters round 10 while Nondies will face varsity side Strathmore Leos at the RFUEA ground.

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