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Weru reveals Oilers' achilles heel, hints at January signings
By Dennis Gatuha | Tue 11 Dec, 2018 13:38

Fly-half is the position where Menengai Oilers least fancy their options in currently, according to head coach Gibson Weru.

The Kenya Cup newcomers relied on Dan Abounji and Amos Onyikwa last season, but the former has since left for the United States while the later, Weru opines, is currently out of form.

As a result, the coach reconverted Theophilus Lusangalu to fly-half against Homeboyz RFC last weekend-he had converted him to scrum-half at the start of last season. Weru was impressed with Lusangalu's performance and said we will be seeing more of him there, but did allude at shopping for an experienced out-half in January.

"Fly-half is our achilles heel and it is proving costly. Amos Onyikwa is currently out of form and that's why we played Lusangalu at 10. He (Lusangalu) did a superb job and you will be seeing him there more frequently." the former international half-back told Raga House.

On bolstering his options during the mid-season window, Weru claimed: "We will look to see if we can get an experienced 10 and 15. If we don't then we will work with what we have."

Menengai Oilers travel to the capital on Saturday to face Mwamba RFC at the Railways Club in what will be their fifth match in the elite competition and their last in 2018; they are currently ranked tenth courtesy of one win and three losses.

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