KCB coach believes fast-rising Michael Wamalwa still ‘has work to do’ despite recent heroics

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RUGBY KCB coach believes fast-rising Michael Wamalwa still ‘has work to do’ despite recent heroics

Mark Kinyanjui 14:47 - 27.10.2023

Wanjala scored a brace for KCB RFC in their Floodies tournament semi-final win against Menengai Oilers but his coach feels he can even get better with time

KCB head coach Curtis Olago believes rising star Michael Wamalwa "still has a lot to learn” despite dominating in their semi-final Impala Floodies clash against Menengai Oilers last Saturday.

Wamalwa landed two of the Bankers’ five tries on the night as KCB led 24-0 at the break, before ending the game with a 41-22 victory over the Nakuru-based side at full time.

His tries underpinned his outstanding performance, but Olago, who also coaches him at U20 level and made him the captain before the World U20 trophy that took place at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi in July, believes he still has work to do if he is to unleash and fulfill his vast potential.

“Mike is good. He still has a lot to learn. He is still with Chipu as well, the U20s,” said Olago.

“It depends on how everybody sees it, but he was very outstanding.”

Wamalwa has been instrumental at both sevens and 15s level since signing in the off-season.

In September, he scored two tries in the final of the Kabeberi Sevens at the RFUEA grounds as KCB brushed aside Nakuru 26-0 in the final to clinch the tournament trophy as well as the overall circuit title.

“I came off the bench during the quarter-finals but I got my first start against Oilers and it is a glorious feeling to score two tries,” Wamalwa said.

The final of the Impala Floodies will be held this weekend at the Impala grounds, with KCB, who are set to face Nondies for the second year in a row, itching to retain their title.

The tournament traditionally serves as a curtain raiser for the Kenya Cup season.

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