Top Fry out to retain Kenya Cup core status despite rocky start

Top Fry Nakuru head coach Felix Oloo is aiming at maintaining their Kenya Cup core status after losing their opening match against fierce rivals Menengai Oilers at the ASK Showground in Nakuru over the weekend.

Speaking exclusively to Citizen Digital, Oloo said their main target is to maintain their core status in the top division.

“We want to continue playing in the Kenya Cup and having a young squad we will take each game at a time having in mind there has been hiccups within the team , ” he explained. “Basically we’re expecting the team to perform much better in the coming three or four games.”

The Nakuru based side, also known as ‘Wanyore’ were outshone 31-5 by Gibson Weru charges and according to Oloo who also doubles up as the Kenya Lionesses head coach, his young side will improve as the league continues.

“This one is done and dusted so we need to regroup in the next session and prepare for the next game,” he added.

Oloo also believes that his charges never took their chances and applauded Oilers for the win.

“Can’t blame the rain because Oilers took their chances and for us we got four or five chances which we didn’t use well, so Oilers was the better team and deserved a win,” said Oloo.

Nakuru will host Menengai Cream Homeboys at the NAC grounds, Nakuru this weekend.

Homeboyz were alos victorious at the weekend winning their season opener 26-13 against Ngong side outfit Kenya Harlequins.

On his part, Oilers tactician Gibson Weru is expecting a tough encounter this weekend in Kakamega when his charges lock horns with newly promoted Western Bulls.

“That will be tough because you don’t know what they will bring in the table since they’ve not been in the top flight, so the bad thing about such fixtures is that you never know what to expect from them therefore we’ll just prepare well and make sure we’re ready for whatever they bring to us,” alleged Weru.

Bulls started the league on the wrong foot after they were whitewashed 89-00 by last year’s finalists Kabras Sugar.