•Kabras top the standings with 35 points and have four tricky matches coming up against Quins, Menengai Oilers, KCB and Blak Blad and the tactician wants his side to be firing on all cylinders.
•The two-time Kenya Cup-winning coach also said they have to improve their lineouts and scrummaging which malfunctioned in the 66-7 demolition over Nakuru last weekend.
Kabras head coach Carlos Katywa hopes his side can improve their line speed on defence as the Kenya Cup enters the business end of the season.
The Kakamega-based team are undefeated in 20 matches since their defeat to KCB in February 2022 in the pool phase.
The South African tactician said with the league entering a critical phase, their facets of play must be sharp to avoid mishaps.
“Our line speed on defence in our recent match against Nakuru was not up to expectations. There was a lapse in concentration and we need to avoid those errors as we head into the final fixtures of the season,” added Katywa.
Kabras top the standings with 35 points and have four tricky matches coming up against Quins, Menengai Oilers, KCB and Blak Blad and the tactician wants his side to be firing on all cylinders.
“It is a defining part of the season starting with this weekend's match against Quins.
"Considering we are playing the top five teams in the division, we have to be well prepared in all facets of play to ensure we finish top of the log and get a home final come next month.”
The two-time Kenya Cup-winning coach also said they have to improve their lineouts and scrummaging which malfunctioned in the 66-7 demolition over Nakuru last weekend.
"In terms of lineouts, we lost quite a few attacking opportunities, which is very important for us. When it came to scrums, Nakuru came to play and they dominated a few of our scrums.”
The tactician said he is impressed with the side's strength and conditioning so far in the campaign.
"Overall, I am happy with the side's fitness and work rate. The boys are doing a phenomenal job and we will get better as the season concludes” added Katywa.
The Sugar Millers lead the standings with KCB a point behind on 34. Menengai Oilers and Quins are third and fourth with 28 points each with Blak Blad and Nondies in fifth and sixth on 14 points.
Catholic Monks and Homeboyz are placed 11th and 12th on the log with five and two points respectively and face a herculean task to survive the drop. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs with two teams relegated to the championship.