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Mwamba set sights on Kenya Cup semis

Kepha expects a competitive season with the likes of Homeboyz and Quins also keen on playing in the playoffs.

In Summary

•The Kenya Cup season will start on November 26.

•Kepha was optimistic that the club will  get a facility to play its home matches after playing away the whole of last season after the Nairobi Metropolitan  Services(NMS)  took over Uhuru park and converted into a bus terminus “ 

KCB's Brian Wahinya tackles a Mwamba opponent during the Prinsloo 7’s quarterfinal match in Nakuru
KCB's Brian Wahinya tackles a Mwamba opponent during the Prinsloo 7’s quarterfinal match in Nakuru
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Mwamba RFC are targeting to reach the Kenya Cup semis when the new season starts in November.

Head coach Peter Kepha said a blend of young and experienced players, coupled with mental fortitude will be key in their journey for a place in the final four.

"Last season, we finished fifth and we want to make a leap into the semis. With the players we have and the determination they have shown, I don't see why we cannot make it,” said Kepha.

The side, better known as Kulabu, were just a slot outside the top four with 24 points after five wins and six losses. Kepha said they have learned their lessons from last season.

"I believe with the right pre-season and having everyone fit, we can surprise some of the big boys in what will be a tough season," added Kepha.

Kepha expects a competitive season with the likes of Homeboyz and Quins also keen on playing in the playoffs.

“It's going to be an interesting season with the likes of Homeboyz and Quins looking reinvigorated. We have to be at our best if we are to make it to the playoffs," said Kepha.

Mwamba are two weeks into their pre-season and the tactician said he is keen on strengthening the forwards, an area they have struggled in the last couple of seasons.

"We are looking at our lineouts and scrums. We have to be formidable in that department to compete against the likes of Kabras, KCB and Oilers,” he added.

Kepha is optimistic the club will get a facility to host their home matches after playing away from home the whole of last season after the Nairobi Metropolitan  Services took over Uhuru park and converted it into a bus terminus.

“I hope we will be able to have a venue we can call home and fans can come and watch our matches,” said Kepha.

The spine of the team that duty last season still remains with the likes of Eliakim Kichoi, Mike Okello and Tony Owuor in the forwards and Joel Inzuga, Daniel Taabu and Brian Songoi in the backs.

The Kenya Cup season will start on November 26.

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