Top Fry Nakuru head coach Mitch Ochola says there is no pressure going to Kabeberi 7s on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at RFUEA grounds.
Nakuru, who went to Mombasa as underdogs, reached the Driftwood 7s finals losing 17-7 to Homeboyz.
“No pressure for the players, we will take a game as it comes but if we’ve laid a foundation, yeah. If they do their own they shouldn’t be able to get out before the semi final stage. So consistency is a key area of focus.”
Ochola had targeted a cup semi at Driftwoods but overcame a Mean Machine side by only five points to reach cup final for the first time since 2015.
“It’s always very positive to play the guys who won the circuit last year. Next week am sure we’ll come back sharper,” Ochola adds.
“I don’t want to throw it away from Homeboyz, they are a competitive side. They started from where they left last year. There are things we need to do in regards to sharpening our attack and improving our defence. For us, we want to get better.”
Nakuru is seeded second for the Kabeberi 7s to play Kenya Harlequins, KCB and Kisii RFC in what is being termed as the ‘group of death’.
“National sevens circuit is huge, most teams came off slow but we expect it to improve as we go in terms of intensity and organization. Kabeberi will be a much better tournament,” added Ochola.
Nakuru duo of Monate Akwei and Geoffrey Ominde made the Driftwood 7s Team of the Tournament.