Harlequins knocked out of Kenya Cup season

  • The Kenya Harlequins focus on the national Sevens circuit aster performing dismally on the Kenya Cup season.
Kenya Harlequins, national Sevens circuit

The Ngong Road finest completed the Kenya Cup season with 27 points with 5 wins out of the 16 matches which they played. The Harlequins missed the season-ending playoffs.

The Quins who have managed to win the league 8 times were knocked out by the Homeboyz after losing 48-10 in the Enterprise Cup pre-quarters.

Michael Wanjala who is the club chairman said that their defeat is just like a blessing to the team as they will have enough time to restructure the team and set goals for the 2020/2021 season. The season is set to start in July this year with a national sevens circuit.

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“It’s a blessing in disguise and gives us an opportunity to take stock of what went wrong and how we can rectify the errors which we committed last season,” added Wanjala. 

The chairman said that the poor results are due to lack of a proper pre-season plan, “By the time we started the Impala Floodlights in October last year, we had done three weeks of pre-season which is not right for the Kenya Cup season. If you look at the top four clubs, —Kabras, KCB, Homeboyz and Impala — they have done close to 12 weeks of pre-season and it’s the reason they are in the playoffs,” he added. 

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The club’s boss said that he is confident with his players and he hopes the team will perform better.

I believe we have a good crop of players both young and old and with the right environment and preparation, I believe we can compete with the best clubs in the country,” he added. 

On the other hand, the technical bench led by Victor Sudi said that the management is going to be reviewed. “The club committee will review the management on how they performed this season and make a decision in good time before we start the sevens circuit.”

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