Saracens seek ‘Christmas victory’ against Bulls


Billy Omondi (L) of Impala Saracens RFC outpaces Weyn Broadley of Bungoma RFC during their ...
(FILE)Billy Omondi (L) of Impala Saracens RFC outpaces Weyn Broadley of Bungoma RFC during their Kenya Cup league match at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on January 09, 2016. Impala Saracens RFC won 121-10. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.Sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Resolution Impala Saracens head coach Mitch Ocholla says his charges will be seeking an early ‘Christmas victory’ when they face off with Western Bulls this weekend at their Impala backyard.
  • The weekend match will be their last contest before taking a Christmas break and Ocholla believes his boys will bounce back to winning ways having lost 5-15 to giants KCB last weekend

Resolution Impala Saracens head coach Mitch Ocholla says his charges will be seeking an early ‘Christmas victory’ when they face off with Western Bulls this weekend at their Impala backyard.

The weekend match will be their last contest before taking a Christmas break and Ocholla believes his boys will bounce back to winning ways having lost 5-15 to giants KCB last weekend.

“We just thank God for the results so far,” he said. “With a number of injuries we’re focusing on what we’re supposed to do, so for me I want to have a good game against Western Bulls this weekend and forget about our loss against KCB last weekend, so generally, we’re ready for the battle,” Ocholla told Citizen Digital.

Western Bulls have won two of their last three games beating Mwamba and Kisumu (15-5) and (23-5) respectively but fell to Kabras.

This isn’t a worry for Ocholla though.

“Rugby doesn’t change; its 80 minutes, the referee is there and we have got the same dimensions on the square, so it’s who comes to the party over the weekend, basically we’ve planned well for the Bulls and we wish them journey mercies as they travel down to Nairobi over this Christmas period,” said Ocholla.

According to Ocholla, his boys do not have any undue advantage, the home ground notwithstanding.

“There is no advantage; for me it’s to make sure Impala is in charge and we’ve planned well and we’re also looking for good results at the end of the day,” explained Mitch.

The Ngong Road base outfit is currently fourth in the Kenya Cup standings with 25 points, 10 behind table-toppers Kabras Sugar and Ocholla believes they’re in a ‘safe’ position as they target a playoff spot.

“We’re in a good place; so far so good; we’re targeting a playoff position so for me is maintaining the fourth position or going up,” he added.

Impala finished sixth last season with 45 points.

 

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