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Nakuru RFC are optimistic they will go all the way and win this year’s edition of the Great Rift 10-aside scheduled to kick off over the Easter Holidays at the Nakuru Athletics Club (NAC).
The three-day tournament also known as Nakuru 10s aside will kick off tomorrow with the schools category preceding the main event on March 31 and April 1. At least 32 teams are being lined up to take part with hosts Nakuru looking to make it to the main cup finals.
In 2017, 20 high schools and 20 primary schools were entered for the schools category while 24 teams took part in the Main Cup. Homeboyz were crowned champions of the 2017 edition after beating champions Strathmore Leos 22-0 in the final played at the Nakuru Athletics Club.
Nakuru coach Mitch Ocholla has exuded confidence that his team will win the tournament saying that they are in top gear preparing for a mouth-watering clash.
Ocholla also confirmed that the boys are 100 per cent fit and they have no injury worry in the team saying he was happy with the preparations adding that all his players are fit and are working on a few errors.
“We have no injuries at our squad, currently we are working on a few errors, the team is confident of winning the tournament, being my first time as the head coach of Nakuru I am confident,” said Ocholla.
According to him, the fans should expect a great performance and entertainment from the hosts adding that they are well up to the task to upset the games bigwigs.
“The fans should expect a great performance from our side and come out in large numbers to support the home team,” added Ocholla.
In the women’s category, Nakuru Women’s RFC coach Felix Oloo says that they are working on techniques and are hopeful of making an impact in this year’s tournament.
According to him, the ladies are upbeat of winning the tournament adding that they have all what it takes to challange the prestigious cup. “We are currently working on techniques and speed, the team is hopeful of making an impact by winning the tournament, the ladies are well prepared,” said Oloo.