Why Curtis Olago sees light at the end of the tunnel with young KCB 'tucks'

Why Curtis Olago sees light at the end of the tunnel with young KCB 'tucks'

Mark Kinyanjui 20:23 - 13.04.2024

It has been a week since Kabras Sugar torched KCB to clinch their third-consecutive Kenya Cup title, but Olago sees light at the end of the tunnel.

KCB RFC head coach Curtis Olago believes his young charges will soon get back to the heights of lifting Kenya Cup titles after losing their second final in a row to Kabras Sugar last Saturday.

Olago’s charges were battered 29-5 away in Kakamega, with Kabras proving they are the top dogs of Kenyan 15s rugby for the third year in a row.

Olago, however, sees the setback as a valuable learning experience for his young squad. "It is a learning curve for the boys. 

"Most of these boys are 23 and 24, which means they still have a long rugby career ahead of them," Olago remarked. 

He emphasized that the team's journey is far from over and expressed pride in their efforts despite falling short in the final.

 "It is not bad what they have done. It is a learning curve for them and for us as coaches. We have worked hard to be where we are," he added.

Acknowledging the disappointment of losing two finals in a row, Olago urged his players to maintain perspective and remain focused on their long-term goals.

 "Two years is a long time if you ask me. Kudos to the boys. We are on the right track. Do not get discouraged by one or two losses. The boys have worked hard all season," he affirmed.

Olago's words reflect a coach who is not only committed to the development of his players but also resilient in the face of setbacks. 

Despite falling short in the final, he remains confident in the potential of his team and their ability to bounce back stronger in the future.

As KCB reflects on their season and looks ahead to the future, Olago's unwavering belief in his young charges serves as a source of inspiration and motivation.

 With their sights set on reclaiming the Kenya Cup title, the team will undoubtedly draw strength from their coach's encouraging words as they continue their journey in Kenyan rugby.

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