Zambian game is like a final, says Simbas coach Odera


Zambian game is like a final, says Simbas coach Odera

In Summary

  • Kenya rugby 15s head coach Paul Odera says they’ll play their next match as a final after losing to Senegal over the weekend.
  • The team popularly known as the Simbas lost 20-19 to Senegal and defeat against Zambia this weekend will make them miss the Rugby World Cup set for France in 2023.

Kenya rugby 15s head coach Paul Odera says they’ll play their next match as a final after losing to Senegal over the weekend.

The team popularly known as the Simbas lost 20-19 to Senegal and defeat against Zambia this weekend will make them miss the Rugby World Cup set for France in 2023.

“We made our work hard in our last match because right now we’ve taken our destiny out of our own hands and we’ve left it in the hands of the others,” said Odera.

Senegal will play Zambia on Wednesday this week and Odera says the match will determine who tops the group.

“The next game is like a final to us, we lose that we’re definitely out so our target is to win against Zambia and the match between Senegal and Zambia will determine how they will play this weekend,” added Odera.

Odera said they didn’t take their chances against Senegal hence the loss.

“We didn’t take our chances in the game of which Senegal did, we allowed them to play to their strengths to the end so credit to them because they got the win and we were unable to exploit the chances we had,” said Odera.

The top two teams will proceed to the last eight (knockout stage) which will be the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 and the World Cup qualifiers final round.

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