As Kevin Wambua prepares for his first Kenya Cup campaign as Mwamba Head Coach, kenyacup.co.ke got a chance to speak with him ahead of the new season.
Wambua, who took over the reins at the1984 Kenya Cup champions in August said, “My main focus was to improve the players skill set and conditioning before introducing them to our patterns of play and structure. I am impressed at how quickly the boys have adapted and improved.”
Commenting on the Kenya Cup league which kicks off on Saturday 5 November 2016, Wambua said, “As far as the league is concerned we are taking it a game at a time but shall definitely put our best foot forward and treat every game like a final.”
“One can’t help but think that this season’s Kenya Cup will be very competitive… especially if we look at how close the games were during Floodies. The league has retained its conference format and with a reduced number of teams, there is no place to hide, there are no whipping boys either,” he added.
Wambua also spoke about the playing unit, saying, “We unfortunately lost Dan Sikuta who moved to Kabras Sugar in the off-season but as luck would so have it, this has actually paved the way for his younger brother Steve who has a lot of potential and is definitely a player to watch.”
“We are excited to have Kenya Sevens international Billy Odhiambo coming through from the Strathmore Leos and Alex Aturo from the MKU Titans. They are explosive players with that wow factor. They are good additions to Kulabu. We are still hoping to sign a few more players who have been on our radar before the close of the transfer window. We look forward to the new league season,” he concluded.
Mwamba will start their campaign away to Top Fry Nakuru. View the full fixtures at http://www.kenyacup.co.ke/upcoming