Ndong says Impala are underdogs in Enterprise Cup final


Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong and his assistant Oscar Osir during their Kenya Cup ...
Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong and his assistant Oscar Osir during their Kenya Cup at RFUEA grounds in Nairobi on December 8, 2018. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong believes home advantage will count for nothing when his charges face Kabras Sugar in the Enterprise Cup final at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday
  • The Sarries reached the final last year but lost 21-3 to Homeboyz and they will be seeking their eleventh crown with Ndong adamant that they will be victorious in the weekends duel against a Kabras that badly wants silverware after losing last weekend's Kenya Cup final to KCB

Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong believes home advantage will count for nothing when his charges face Kabras Sugar in the Enterprise Cup final at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.

The Sarries reached the final last year but lost 21-3 to Homeboyz and they will be seeking their eleventh crown with Ndong adamant that they will be victorious in the weekends duel against a Kabras that badly wants silverware after losing last weekend’s Kenya Cup final to KCB.

“Honestly there is no advantage because they’ve hammered us at home this season but I think we should be fresher than them although we lack match fitness having rested for the last three weeks.”

He added, “ Tomorrow its more about how we stand up, rather than Kabras, so we’re ready for the game and it’s all about what we do or don’t do that will determine the game.”

“Our game plan is to win the collisions and set pieces because when you dominate the two definitely you will be victorious so hopefully that’s where we will turn up.”

Impala haven’t played since they defeated KCB three weeks ago in the semi final and they will be facing Kabras Sugar who were defeated 23-15 by KCB in the Kenya Cup final.

“We believe they’re wounded after losing to KCB last weekend at home so coming to this match they have an equal opportunity of winning the cup as we do.”

Impala will be without Kenya Sevens fly half Sammy Oliech, centre Anthony Nyandigisi through injuries while flanker Joel Omer has personal commitments.

“We will miss the services of Oliech, Nyandigisi and Omer who never featured for the KCB match and these are some of our key players but I think the guys who played against KCB will turn up again.”

In their last two meetings Impala has lost to Kabras being whitewashed 41-10 in Kakamega in December last year and 32-22 at the Impala ground last month.

On their way to the finals Impala Saracens narrowly won 11-10 against KCB in the semi finals while Kabras Sugar whitewashed Kenya Harlequins 54-11.

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