Strathmore Leos head coach John Mbai says they are keen on how Impala play especially at the set-pieces ahead of their meeting this Saturday.
Leos will meet Floodies hosts Impala Saracens in semis on Saturday October 20 at 5.50pm. Leos beat Nondies 25-23 while Impala dismissed rivals Kenya Harlequin 20-15 in last weekend’s quarters.
“Playing against Nondies last weekend was interesting. In as much as they blow hot and cold sometimes, they put forth a very interesting challenge. They seemed to understand our problem, which is lasting power,” Mbai told Impala Media.
“Maybe this is because we are just 3 weeks into our pre-season preparations. We played the first 25 minutes well, but as soon as our lasting power started waning, we drifted off script especially at the breakdown and attack.”
“This week, we are working to load on our maintenance aspect. We are also very keen on how Impala play especially at the set-piece. The set-piece will be a very important part of this duel.”
“Last season when we played them, we gave away a lot of points through poor discipline and lukewarm scrummaging. Our opponent are a quality side. It is not a fluke that they always finish at the semis or finals in this tournament. It is testament to their pre-season preparations.”
“For us, we’ll try and see which areas we can exploit. We are looking forward to an exciting challenge, but most importantly, we want to see just how far we can go within our pre-season preparations.”
The winner of Impala-Leos will meet either defending champions KCB or Homeboyz in Floodies final on Saturday October 27.
Story derived from http://www.impalasaracens.com/floodies