New Kenya Harlequin captain Elisha Koronya is optimistic his side is ready for the new Kenya Cup season set to kick-off on Saturday, Feb 28, 2021, against Menengai Oilers.
Koronya, speaking after Saturday’s defeat to Kabras Sugar in the Sisimka Charity Cup, expressed optimism despite the defeat it will be a good season for nine-time Kenya Cup winners.
“Yes, we are ready for the Kenya cup. This was a test. A test shows you where you are now we know where we need to work on. The only way is up, there’s no other way.”
“Discipline cost us against Kabras. We were ready for that game. We were playing 13 men at some point which is quite challenging against a team that has been training for this long.”
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“Discipline is something we have to work on but apart from that, I feel this was a very good test game to see where we are. These guys have been doing their thing for the last couple of months but we are sure the next time we meet them it’ll be different.”
Quins head to Nakuru for what will be a tricky fixture for the Ngong road side with Koronya admitting they need to pick up quickly ahead of the eight-team Kenya Cup.
“We have a couple of new players so there’s a lot of gel that’s happening. We have to get together as players and decide whether we have to go for it for the whole 80 minutes. We need to put our heads up.”
“Aside from that (defeat to Kabras), I am very happy with my squad, besides the discipline we played our hearts out. We were 13 men for 20 minutes but we kept our heads up and scored the try that time, we’ll build on that.”