Were hopeful of Floodies title as Oilers direct their wheels at Harlequins
Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru is eyeing a final berth of the Floodies after qualifying for the Cup semis set for this weekend at the Impala Club.
Making debut in the championship, the Nakuru based side drew 23-all with last year’s finalists Impala Saracens winning through sudden death in a tight encounter played last weekend.
Oilers will play Kenya Harlequins in the semifinals after the latter beat Top Fry Nakuru 19-15 with Weru optimistic that his charges will win the duel.
“Last weekend we lacked composure in our defense which we have worked on ahead of the Quins match and then we have also rectified our weak areas; we were not consistent in the flanks and maintaining possession,” Weru explained.
“The match won’t be easy for us since Quins has a lot of experienced players who have featured for the national team, therefore it will be a challenge for us to match them, so basically for us, we’re just focusing on that game which I believe we will win,” he added.
The former Shujaa player will also make debut in the club category of the Floodies after leading varsity side in the past years.
“We’re looking forward to it having joined the championship this year; it was tough for us in the first match but we will work hard and improve as the championship goes on; aiming the finals,” Weru said.
Weru acknowledged Timothy Okwemba who joined his side from Masinde Muliro University saying he has settled fast in the team.
“Timothy Okwemba joined us from varsity side Masinde Muliro University and has already made his debut last weekend bringing in skills to our side after featuring for Chipu at this year’s Junior World Cup in Brazil,”
In the second semi-finals, defending champions KCB will take on Menengai Cream Homeboyz.