Kabras coach Du Plessis expects tough Kenya Cup final


Kabras coach Du Plessis expects tough Kenya Cup final
Kabras Sugar RFC coach Henley Du Plessis instructs his charges against Blak Blad RFC during their Kenya Cup match played at Kenyatta University ground on November 24, 2018. Kabras Sugar RFC won 37-10. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kabras Sugar head coach Henley Du Plessis believes that the execution of the game this Saturday in the Kenya Cup final against KCB will be more different from last year.
  • Kabras saw off visiting Mwamba RFC 23-11 while KCB whitewashed Kenya Harlequin 46-13, and the South African tactician is optimistic that his charges will come out victorious.

Kabras Sugar head coach Henley Du Plessis believes that the execution of the game this Saturday in the Kenya Cup final against KCB will be more different from last year.

His sentiments come days after the 2016 champions reached the Kenya Cup final for a third year in a row where they will face defending champions KCB who they have lost to in the last two finals.

Kabras saw off visiting Mwamba RFC 23-11 while KCB whitewashed Kenya Harlequin 46-13, and the South African tactician is optimistic that his charges will come out victorious.

The two sides will lock horns from 4pm at the Kakamega ASK Showground with the winning team taking home Sh. 1 million in prize money from Kenya Rugby Union.

“We will play the same way we’ve played the entire season,” said Du Plessis.

“We’ll have one or two changes because the game play this year is different from last year and we are really enjoying the game at the moment and the execution is much better than last season.”

Kabras Sugar and KCB have met in the last two finals with KCB winning both -29-24 in 2018 and 36-8 in 2017- with both matches being hosted by KCB at the Ruaraka ground.

Last year’s finalists Kabras Sugar will be looking for their second trophy after winning their maiden in 2016 under the then head coach Mike Bishop while the Defending champions KCB will be hunting for their sixth title in the Kenya Cup history .

“In the past three weeks we’ve been practicing on our defence because we know KCB love running and they have strong forwards who are difficult to curb.”

The Curtis Olago coached KCB have the bragging rights of being the only side to have defeated Kabras Sugar this season but according Du Plessis, they have the home advantage this year unlike the last two years which they’ve played in Nairobi.

“It’s an advantage for us playing at home ground with our own fans supporting us and I think this will give motivation to our players.”

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