Murunga targeting Kabras unbeaten record in weekend clash


Homeboyz coach Paul 'Pau' Murunga instructs during their Kenya Cup match against KCB RFC at ...
Homeboyz coach Paul 'Pau' Murunga instructs during their Kenya Cup match against KCB RFC at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka Nairobi on January 13, 2018. KCB RFC won 19-06. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Homeboyz  head coach Paul Murunga is confident of a win triumph against Kabras
  • Both Kabras and the Deejays are strong contenders for this season's Kenya Cup silverware, alongside defending Kenya Cup champions KCB
  • Murunga has advocated for quality officiating ahead of the playoffs

Homeboyz RFC head coach Paul Murunga is confident his team will triumph when he leads them against Kabras Sugar RFC in Kakamega County on Saturday.

With only four games left, Murunga is leaving nothing to chance and in training for his boys ahead of the showdown.

In an Interview with Citizen Digital, Murunga was optimistic the spirit the team has exhibited in training this week is a guarantee of a positive result in the weekend fixture.

“Kabras are a good side and their unbeaten run can also show you the quality of the team we are going to meet, but I am hopeful we can end that unbeaten run this Saturday,” a bullish Murunga said.

The two teams are placed second and third respectively in the 12-team Kenya Cup log, with a win for Homeboyz meaning leapfrogging their opponents to second.

Both Kabras and the Deejays are strong contenders for this season’s Kenya Cup silverware, alongside defending Kenya Cup champions KCB.

Homeboyz struggled last season in the playoffs eventually succumbing to KCB, who went on to lift the title. Thus, with the current form, Murunga believes this is the year of their success.

“We have been falling short of our targets but I believe this year we are more psyched up. We are looking forward to the playoffs and if we happen to be in the final to God be the glory, we will fight for that title,” Murunga added.

Paul Abuto (L) of Kabras Sugar RFC evades a tackle from Kevin Kioko 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/www.sportpicha.com

Kabras, on the other hand, have kept a 100 percent record in all the seven games played so far and a win for the Kakamega based side will boost the morale of a side that is eager to clinch their second title since 2014 when the club was founded.

Murunga, however, advocated for quality officiating ahead of the playoffs, asking the relevant bodies to sort out the problems forcing referees to boycott their duties.

Referees have been on strike citing lack of salaries, forcing players to step in officiating some of the matches.

“KRU and KRRS should sit down and come up with a lasting solution to this issue all we want is quality officiating ahead of the playoffs not scrappy kind of Rugby where anyone can officiate,” Murunga said.

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