Mwanja exudes confidence ahead of Dala Sevens


George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during ...
George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during their Kenya Cup final match at KCB grounds, Ruaraka in Nairobi on March 24, 2018. KCB RFC won 29-24. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  •  KCB RFC head coach Dennis Mwanja believes that his returning Simba players will boost their chances of winning the Dala Sevens scheduled for this weekend in Kisumu.
  • The bankers being this seasons recurrent semi-finalists headline Pool C where they are grouped with Kabras Sugar, Northern Suburbs and Machine.
  • They last won Dala Sevens in 2014 the year they won the National circuit.

KCB RFC head coach Dennis Mwanja believes that his returning Simba players will boost their chances of winning the Dala Sevens scheduled for this weekend in Kisumu.

Heading to the weekend outing, the bankers are placed third on the log with 66 points, 15 behind leaders Homeboyz RFC and four behind second placed Mwamba RFC and Mwanja is upbeat ahead of the test.

“We are hoping to get the national rugby 15s players after their international duties; the likes of Martin Owila, Davis Chenge and Jacob Ojee can be available addition to our squad so when they pass the fitness test we can always consider them,”said Mwanja.

The bankers being this seasons recurrent semi-finalists headline Pool C where they are grouped with Kabras Sugar, Northern Suburbs and Machine.

“Our target has been trying to win all the rounds in the circuit, so for Kisumu we want to go there more prepared and more rested because right now is all about energy management with the circuit having being long,” he noted.

“We are hoping to cut on our mistakes because it’s an unforgiving game; you make a mistake you’re punished so we’ll take each game at a time as usual and  look forward to redeeming ourselves.”

The 2014 circuit winners are currently third on the log with 66 points, 15 points behind leaders Homeboyz and four points behind second place Mwamba RFC.

According to Mwanja, their ascendancy on the log will depend on the team’s performance and he has urged the players to step up.

“If Homeboyz keeps on reaching the finals there will be no changes at the top and if Mwamba Rfc reaches the finals and we don’t then still there will be no changes.”

“We are three points ahead of this year’s Driftwood Sevens Champions Nakuru Rfc so that’s depend on other teams performance and we should not discount other contenders like Kenya Harlequins, Nondiscripts and Impala who can give an outstanding performance on a good day.”

They last won Dala Sevens in 2014 the year they won the National Circuit.

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