Bullish Weru fires-up his charges ahead of tough test at Kabras
Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru believes that no team is unbeatable in the Kenya Cup as his charges prepare to lock horns with Kabras Sugar this weekend at the ASK showground, Kakamega.
The Nakuru-based side has won its last three matches against Kisumu RFC, Blak blad and Nondescripts with a margin of (57-18), (25-15) and (27-03) respectively and the former Simba scrumhalf believes his charges can outshine Henry Du Plessis charges this weekend.
“Any team is beatable but it is always hard to play away from home, it happened to Kabras last weekend when they lost to Homeboyz so for us is just to play according to our game plan and believe that any team is beatable,” soft-spoken Weru told Citizen Digital.
“I’m very happy to say that the level of competition shown amongst all the squads is very competitive so it’s a good league to play,” added Weru.ASK
Kabras lost their first match of the season last weekend falling 20-17 to Menengai Cream Homeboyz, away but Weru insists it’s not a plus for his side saying he expects a tough match away in Kakamega.
“I think it will be a very tough match against Kabras, it has been very competitive between the two sides in the last meetings but it’s getting better so it’s a matter of sticking to our game plan and try to contain what Kabras will bring at us”, said Weru.
Oilers are fifth in the Kenya Cup standings with 24 points, 11 points behind their opponents who are at the top of the table.
“I think it’s still early and for us, it’s a matter of having consistency and playing according to our game plan and make sure we make it to the play-offs of which we’re at the moment and we’re looking forward to moving up so that we can get a home playoff match,” explained Weru.
Oilers finished eighth last season with 34 points.
In other fixtures Mwamba RFC will host Menengai Cream Homeboyz at the Railways ground, Nairobi while Resolution Impala Saracens will be at home at the Impala ground against Western Bulls.
At the RFUEA ground, Nondescripts will welcome defending champions KCB RFC with varsity side Blak Blad battling it out with Ngong road outfit Kenya Harlequins at the Kenyatta University ground.
Last in the log Kisumu RFC will be the host at the Mamboleo ground, Kisumu where they’ll be seeking for their first win of the season against Top Fry Nakuru.
KENYA CUP MATCH ROUND EIGHT FIXTURES
Kabras vs Oilers – Ask showground, Kakamega.
Mwamba vs Homeboyz – Railway ground, Nairobi.
Impala vs Western Bulls – Impala ground, Nairobi.
Nondies vs KCB – RFUEA ground, Nairobi.
Blak Blad vs Kenya Harlequins – Kenyatta University.
Kisumu vs Nakuru – Mamboleo ground, Kisumu.