Stanbic Mwamba Ladies captain Everline Kalemera believes that her troops have what it takes to win the Kenya Rugby Union Women Festivals that kicked off on Sunday at Kenyatta University grounds.
Kulabu finished fifth after narrowly missing the Main Cup semis cut. They went on to beat Kisumu Dolphins 32-0 in ranking semis and Shamas 20-0 in fifth place play off.
“The club is restructuring and we have new players coming in, probably they were overwhelmed by stage fright. I believe going into the next leg, they will have gotten the hang of it,” Kalemera spoke to mwambarugby.com on Tuesday.
She believes that the team is tackling well a number of challenges facing it at the moment. “The challenge as usual is training as a unit, but I’m we’re dealing with this as team. From the weekend performance, the team has got potential of finishing among the top three position this season. But of course we want to win it.”
Kalemera, who was named the 2019 captain and will be deputised by outgoing skipper Steph Waithera, believes that with the right mindset, the team will be unstoppable. ” Every one of us must want it, not just by saying it but by putting in the shift both in training and match day. So far we think that there’s only one club that can match us if we all go out strongly.”
She revealed that the rallying call for the ladies team this year is “WE ALL WANT IT AND GO FOR IT”.
She also thanked fans who came out to cheer them on in KU and urged to continue supporting the girls. “Stick with us, support us morally, physically, financially and spiritually. Let’s walk this path together, both in our highs and lows, but we are going to give out the best of us.”
The next KRU Women’s Festival will take place on February 17 at KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka starting at 9am.