Mean Machine Head Coach Ramsfield 'Remy' Matekwa is targeting a good outing at this weekend’s Great Rift 10-aside -Nakuru 10s at Nakuru Athletics Club.
Remy takes Machine to Nakuru in what will be the first tournament of the short version as KUSA and national sevens circuit are lined up for the summer. Machine were three weeks ago relegated from the Kenya Cup and focus is now fully on the short version of the game.
Grouped in pool D, Machine will take on local sides Top Fry Nakuru and Menengai Oilers while nationwide side Makueni RFC are the other team.
“It’s a good pool playing Top Fry and Oilers,” said Remy.
“The two local teams are good sides and Makueni are also a team with competitive spirit. We are taking a tough game to them for we are ready to fight.”
Machine are boosted by the availability of key players like Valentine Odoyo, Charles Kinyanjui, Aron Otieno, Dennis Nyongesa, Alfred Orege, Festus Shiasi, Marvin Karungi and Victor Shaviya among others.
“The squad is fine. We have players coming back from injury craving to play the game as we head into the sevens season.”
“We are also looking at giving a chance to those who did not get playing time during the Kenya Cup,” added Remy.
In 2018, Machine lost all pool matches going down 19-5 to KCB, 12-5 to Quins and 10-0 to MMUST.
Action on both Divisions will kick off at 8:00am and entrance to the venue on Saturday and Sunday is Ksh. 400/- at the gate while on Friday, the charges are Ksh. 200/-.
Nakuru 10s Div I
Pool A: Homeboyz, Impala, Nondies, JKUAT
Pool B: Mwamba, MMUST, KCB, Egerton
Pool C: Kabras, Bald, Strath, UoE
Pool D: Oilers, Nakuru, Makueni, Machine
Pool A: Nakuru II, Meru, KPA Eldoret, Bomet RFC
Pool B: Arsonist, Northern Suburbs, Dagoretti, KSL
Pool C: Kiambu, Murang’a, Yolo, Vihiga
Pool D: Stingers, KCA, Zetech, Brumbies
Pool E: TUK, AP, Nakuru Kiti, Citam Kisumu