We caught up with Kabras Coach Dominique Habimana ahead of Saturday’s Kenya Cup final against defending champions KCB.
The experienced tactician spoke about the overall campaign, saying, “Rugby, being a contact sport par excellence, requires that the players’ bodies be properly conditioned for each and every game.
In this regard, Richie Ochieng, our Strength & Conditioning Cioach has truly kept the boys in tip-top shape, and they are raring to go!
In terms of Mental prep, the team as a whole -including the fans and especially our sponsor, resolved that we will not be denied one more time, and so we’ve been doing all the right things, big and small.
The major lesson for us this year is about resilience and that came from our mentor and benefactor, Tejveer Rai, who fought back very hard after his horrific car crash at the Safari Rally. We learned to cherish life and one another, and never giving up. So we’re resolute in pursuing our Kenya Cup dream, Tej Strong!
As a team, this season has been especially taxing because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, due to all the required protocols and restrictions, but we’ve tried our best to comply and keep ourselves and our families and community safe.
We mourn all the lives lost due to this pandemic as well as any other causes.
From a tactical, rugby point of view, it’s been fun having a look at the new and interesting things our various competitors have put together, and we hope to have provided them with similar entertainment! ”
Commenting on the ultimate clash of the season against KCB, Habimana said, “This promises to be a great contest and the (TV) audience is sure to love it!”
Kabras are expected to unveil their match day 23 on Friday ahead of Saturday’s clash which kicks off at 2.00pm EAT and will be aired live on K24 and streamed live on live.k24tv.co.ke