Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru describes the Driftwood 7s pool B as a tough one ahead of the season’s opener on Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Mombasa.
Oilers are pooled alongside Driftwood 7s defending champions Kenya Harlequins, Mwamba RFC and newly-promoted Kenya Cup side Kisii RFC.
“A very tough pool indeed considering Quins have put in a lot of work and also come in as the defending champions but we can match any opponent,” said Weru.
“Mwamba are also a very good side with incredible players while Kisii has been good in the last two seasons. Basically, they are all Kenya Cup teams,”
Oilers made their sevens debut in 2016 going ahead to finish 10th with 27 points as Weru says they are looking to better that.
“We’ve done well and the goal is better that. Top six I will be very happy with that but of course, that does not mean we can’t go more than that”
“It’s a young squad just lacking that experience the other boys but hopefully they can adapt well and by the way, we can match any opponent,” added Weru.
In 2016, Menengai Oilers went out in the bowl final as they lost 14-0 to Top Fry Nakuru.