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Impala have a lot to offer -KCB
By Dennis Gatuha | Wed 24 Oct, 2018 12:56

Curtains of the 37th edition of the Impala Floodlit tournament draws on Oct 28 just after the Cup final pitting hosts Impala Saracens against holders and Kenya Cup champions KCB.

It will be a replica of the final of the last three editions of the tourney, with KCB emerging victorious in two of those occasions-2015 and 2017; Sarries are the second most successful side in the competition with seven titles, one more than the bankers.

KCB Team Manager Manager, Philip Wamae, believes that diadem will be won by the side which will show more hunger on the material day.

The former international, who was speaking to the tournament organizers' media unit, added that his side had watched their opponents play in the quarters and semis, and were convinced they had a lot to offer. They would hence grant the encounter focus befitting such a momentous clash.

"It is a bit early to speak. Finals can go any side. It is always about the man who wants it more and makes very few mistakes while at it.

"We have been watching Impala play. Coming from down to beat Quins in the quarters and holding a daring Strathmore in the semis. We believe they have a lot to offer and we are planning to approach this game with the focus it deserves," Wamae told Impala Saracens media team.

Wamae revealed his charges were using the competition to  come up with the right combinations ahead of their Kenya Cup retention campaign. 

He added that it was a platform for the young players to stake a claim in the top team for the Kenya Cup, and for the seasoned ones to prove they were still up to task.

"At the beginning of our pre-season preps, communication was made to the players that this is a platform for self and team assessment. We are looking to finding the perfect combinations to take us through the 2018-19 Kenya Cup season. We are still at 25%. We are yet to find proper rhythm, but at the same time, we are not at a bad place.

"We are always striving to reach a point where we play a structure of team work. I however expect a lot from our senior players, but also a lot more from the younger players who should be lifting their hands even higher for the first team selection just before Kenya cup begins."

Dennis Gatuha
Once aspired to be a rugby player. Now writes about rugby players.
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