Oilers coach Weru dreams of Prinsloo title after Dala heartache


Samuel Smurf Guregi of Menegai oliers (far right) attempts to break away from the watch ...
(FILE)Samuel 'Smurf' Guregi of Menengai Oilers (far right) attempts to break away from the watch of his opponents during Kabeberi Sevens at the KRFU grounds in Nairobi

In Summary

  • Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru says his boys are eyeing their first-ever trophy in the National Sevens Circuit as the fourth round heads to Nakuru for the Prinsloo Sevens this weekend at the Nakuru Athletic Club ground.
  • Fourth on the log with 46 points, 13 points shy of current leaders KCB RFC, the Nakuru based side has reached the Main Cup finals in the last two rounds losing both to Mwamba RFC 27-7 in Kabeberi Sevens and 32-5 to KCB RFC in Dala sevens last weekend.

Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru says his boys are eyeing their first-ever trophy in the National Sevens Circuit as the fourth round heads to Nakuru for the Prinsloo Sevens this weekend at the Nakuru Athletic Club ground.

Fourth on the log with 46 points, 13 points shy of current leaders KCB RFC, the Nakuru based side has reached the Main Cup finals in the last two rounds losing both to Mwamba RFC 27-7 in Kabeberi Sevens and 32-5 to KCB RFC in Dala sevens last weekend.

Speaking exclusively to Citizen Digital, the former Top Fry Nakuru scrum-half believes his charges can go all the way and win the Prinsloo Sevens trophy if they rectify the mistakes they made in their recent finals.

“It’s just a matter of improving on our performances after letting ourselves down in the finals which made us pick some lessons, so we’re going to rectify our mistakes and keep improving our game and see if we can go all the way and win the trophy,” reckoned Weru.

In Nakuru they’ll battle it out in Pool B with varsity side Masinde Muliro University, western based Kabras Sugar and Egerton Wasps which Weru believes will be a tough pool.

“It will be tough considering Kabras Sugar are improving in every game, and Masinde Muliro have been very consistent, then we have Egerton who have been promoted from division two, so it’s a tough pool but our target is to finish at the top and see how far we can go on day two,” he charged.

He added that he will not have a tactical change to the team that played in Dala bu will only add one or two players.

Placed fourth on the log, Weru insists that he is not targeting the overall title but  improvement and the growth of the team.

“My target is to keep improving as a team and I don’t think we’re playing to our potential, so if we keep playing to our potential and be able to get positive results I’m going to be happy with the team, so my concern is not where we’ll finish in the table,” said Weru.

Last season Oilers finished ninth overall with 49 points, 73 points behind winners Menengai Cream Homeboyz.

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