Ocholla bullish as Saracens aim to bounce back in derby


Mohammed Omollo (left) of Impala Saracens RFC tackles Evans Musili of Nondescript RFC during their ...
Mohammed Omollo (left) of Impala Saracens RFC tackles Evans Musili of Nondescript RFC during their Kenya Cup league match held at Impala Club on February 20, 2016. Impala Saracens RFC won 50-09. Photo/ Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

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  • Saracens suffered an upset last time out, giving away a 20-3 lead at halftime to lose 20-30 to Top Fry Nakuru, and the former Shujaa tactician is optimistic that his charges will win the Ngong road derby.

Impala Saracens head coach Mitch Ocholla is aiming to bounce back to winning ways when they face off with Kenya Harlequins in the Kenya Cup this weekend.

Saracens suffered an upset last time out, giving away a 20-3 lead at halftime to lose 20-30 to Top Fry Nakuru, and the former Shujaa tactician is optimistic that his charges will win the Ngong road derby.

“Winning and losing is part of the game so for me progress is more important than results, therefore we’ll continue with our target this season and stick to our game plan,” said Ochola.

“Congratulations to Nakuru for the win and for my team, we want to bounce back to winning ways as soon as possible and continue with the season the way we started it,” he added.

Saracens are currently fourth on the log with 20 points, nine points behind table-toppers Kabras Sugar, while Harlequins sit ninth with seven points and according to Ocholla, Quins are not underdogs in their weekends’ match.

“I don’t think there is anything poor about what Harlequins or Impala are doing but at the end of the day its all about who’s prepared well,” said the former Shujaa player.

“The aim is to have the team sharp and ready for Saturdays game knowing it’s a derby, so many emotions are going around but on a good day I’m sure my charges will be victorious,” added Mitch.

Ocholla believes since it’s a derby there will be no home advantage saying the weather might also determine the outcome.

“I think there will be no home advantage and with the weather pattern, we don’t know what will happen, so for us we’ll just play well according to our game plan and be able to execute much better than what we did last week and ensure we get all the points,”added

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