Kabras Sugar winger Philip Wokorach is optimistic his team will get things going from the first leg when they head to the Driftwood 7s on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Wokorach is expected to be part of the Kabras side to head to Mombasa under the new coach, Charles Cardovillis.
The Kenya Cup finalists are in pool D with Strathmore Leos, Nondies and KCA University.
“It's a well balanced pool, Strathmore defeated us last year and are a formidable side so are the rest of the teams such as Nondescripts.”
“It's going to be very important to make sure we start off with a win so as to build momentum and have a chance to qualify for the next stage or even top group,” Wokorach told Raga House.
The formidable fullback played in last year’s Dala 7s and Nanyuki 7s but missed Christie 7s, won by Kabras, as he was involved with his national side.
The match against Nondies will see Wokorach go against his Uganda Cranes team mate James Odong.
Wokorach is likely to miss Sepetuka 7s as Uganda 7s will be doing final preparation for the Africa Cup Sevens set for October 6 that will double up as Sevens World Cup qualifier, Uganda’s main target.
Kabras Sugar had a rising bar in the 2016 National Sevens Circuit and peaked at the last leg. Cardovillis goes to Mombasa as the defending coach having won by his former side, Kenya Harlequins.
Dan Sikuta, Felix Ayange, Jone Kubu, Nick Barasa, Brian Tanga and Jone Kubu are some of the players Kabras Sugar have for the sevens game.
In last year’s Driftwood 7s, Kabras Sugar finished fourth after losing 19-12 to Strathmore Leos in the third-place playoffs. They had beaten lost 19-12 to Homeboyz in the semis. They were 8-5 victorious over Impala in the quarters after bagging 34-0, 35-0 and 19-12 wins over Kisumu RFC, Daystar Falcons and Kenya Harlequins respectively.
Driftwood Sevens Pools
Pool A: Homeboyz, Top Fry Nakuru, Blak Blad, Western Bulls
Pool B: SportPesa Quins, Mwamba, Menengai Oilers, Resolution Kisii
Pool C: Resolution Impala Saracens, KCB, Mean Machine, Mombasa
Pool D: Strathmore Leos, Kabras Sugar, Nondescripts, KCA