X-factor Player

Earlier on we captured the return of Ken Obel ‘Harry Kane ‘ https://4wazalendorugby.sport.blog/2020/08/31/the-return-of-the-beasts-2/ , the question that now remains in everyone’s mind after watching him play on Sunday is a simple one, “Is Ken Obel the next Songoi?”

Ken Obel might not be as physical as Songoi was, but the young man is certainly strong and quick. What he lacks for in his attack is compensated in his defence, he can really put a shoulder on those clean defensive hits and this makes him overally better than Songoi.

The Kabula Highschool alumnus joined the Wazalendo rugby Academy in 2018, and underwent the entire Wazalendo rugby training program that’s known for its intensity. Very few people make it past the first week of the program, which consists of thorough endurance, strength and conditioning drills. After a full year of conditioning and awareness drills, the young man was a completely different rugby player.

His speed and improved skills have seen him deployed at different positions, sometimes playing in midfield and other times finding Himself far out wide at the wing. Originally he is a forward and can play in any backrow or second row position.

Whatever it is that the future holds for the young man is not known, but one thing is clear, it won’t be long before a Big club comes seeking for his signature.

The Return Of the Beasts

The Patriots prepare to welcome back four of their most lethal forwards in the new month. Former Kenya Under 20 International, James Wens Wanjala has successfully recovered from an injury sustained 6 weeks ago, and is expected to commence personal training this week before joining the rest of the team next week.

Quick forward Mike Nyando is already back at training, and was instrumental in the win against Kimilili last weekend, showing serious gas and speed to finish off a 60 metre run for the tryline.

Menengai Oilers frontrow, Mike Mare, who has been out on personal commitments is back and should be able to join fellow front row James Wens for the return back to fitness program. He is widely known for his strong ball carrying abilities as well as good scrummaging.

The return of ‘Harry Kane ‘

Arguably the best forward among the Wazalendo, Ken Obel ‘Harry Kane’ , has been out of town for over 10 weeks now and his return brings an end to the Patriots’ lineout woes. His abilities in the air also gives the Patriots a much needed advantage in terms of fielding the aerial balls.

The four are expected to be fully fit in 2 weeks time and should be ready for the Wazalendo friendly match against Kimilili Jogoo RFC in a fortnight.