Kabras head coach warns against underestimating Oilers in top spot decider

KENYA CUP Kabras head coach warns against underestimating Oilers in top spot decider

Imran Otieno 07:37 - 24.02.2023

A win for Kabras will confirm their top-spot finish in the Kenya Cup regular season.

Reigning Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar RFC will battle Menengai Oilers in the final clash of the regular season with head coach Carlos Katywa warning against complacency in the encounter.

The Sugar Millers currently sit at the summit of the standings following their massive win over KCB last weekend with enabled them to leapfrog the Bankers in the Kenya Cup standings.

The top side in the Kenya Cup after the regular season enjoys the coveted privilege of hosting both the semi-finals and finals of the competition.

With Kabras needing nothing short of victory in their final game of the regular season to assure their number-one finish in the Kenya Cup, Katywa warned against underestimating Oilers.

"We cannot take this as if we have already won the Championship, we still have to play Oilers and at the end of the day Oilers are in the top four, yes they might have missed one or two wins, but it does not mean they are a bad side.

This actually means that they have everything to play for and KCB beating Oilers does not necessarily mean we will beat them, the good thing is that we are back at home and that is where we hunt well and that is where we get big scores,” said Katywa.

The clash is also a repeat of the 2022 Kenya Cup final which Kabras came from behind to clinch only their second-ever Kenya Cup title after their maiden back in 2016.

The South African head coach also revealed that they will conduct an analysis on the win over KCB as they prepare to face Oilers on Saturday.

“We will have to sit down and look at what worked for us in the game against KCB and what we can improve in, we will pick it up from there on Saturday," added Katywa.

The clash will be staged at the Kakamega Showground in a 4 pm kick-off.