National rugby 7s team coach Kelvin ‘Bling’ Wambua, [Photo: Capital News]
National rugby 7s team coach Kelvin ‘Bling’ Wambua says he will not take any chances when taking to the field this weekend for the Rugby Africa 7s in Harare, Zimbabwe.
While doing a huge overhaul in the squad that included picking two captains Wambua says the first target for Shujaa is to win all their Pool B matches against Zambia, Namibia and Nigeria as they seek to make their third consecutive appearance at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.
“I know everyone here is thinking about South Africa but we have to win all our pool matches first. So our approach is quite simple…we have our individual and team profiles for our opponents. In terms of our approach is to take it one game at a time and treat each match as a final,” Wambua said.
The coach revealed that the mood in the camp is at an all-time high as his charges are raring to go and redeem Kenya’s image that was dented following Shujaa’s relegation from the World Rugby 7s Series in May this year.
“We want to be in a position where we can top our pool at the end of day one so we get a favourable draw in the quarters. The boys believe they can do it…they believe they can go all the way and that is good because the first step to fulfilling a dream is to believe you can do it. The players know what to do and all is left now is show the world what we can do when the time comes,” he said.