Nondescripts RUFC, the club that won the first ever Impala Rugby Floodlit tournament in 1983 missed out on Floodies 2017, but with lessons learnt, has confirmed participation in the 37th edition of the tournament. The confirmation was made immediately Kabras Sugar declared they will not make it for Floodies 2018. The Club which finished 9th in the 2017-18 Kenya Cup has 2 more Floodlit honors to its name: 2002 & 2012.
The biggest question on everyone’s mind is; Are they ready for the Floodies 2018 intensity?
In an interview with our media office, Head coach – Foxx Ojal replies, “Yes, we are getting there. At the start of the 7s circuit, we split the team into 2. The Sevens team focused on playing in the 6 legs of the circuit & the XV team was grounded in pre-season training. Our records confirm that this will be our 2nd month of pre-season grinding. We have a lot of positives to pick from the recently concluded 7s circuit. I believe we have the right material to counter any form of competition. Our biggest undoing has been within player mentality and the belief that just a little more exertion can win us championships. Actually, Kenya rugby has very good quality as exhibited in the past 7s competition. The team that wins a match nowadays is always the team whose mental strength and belief trumps the day. Nondies is driving towards a region where we are not only physically and skilfully blessed, but also mentally strong.”
“I watched Floodies last year & I can confidently state that it is a very good platform for Nondies to accurately judge the efficiency of pre-season training. If you glance at the seasoned teams that played Floodies last year & look at the 2017-18 Kenya Cup/Championship log, the facts are bare. We didn’t make it into the play-offs after our 9th place finish. We needed to play the tournament last year. To be the best, you have to frequently seek to compete with the best & that is why we are coming for Floodies 2018.”
“This should be the year Nondies makes a statement at Floodies. Nondies won the first edition of this tournament in 1983. We won it for the 2nd time in 2002 but had to wait until 2012 to win it again. Our 2018-19 Kenya Cup exploits will also be news-worthy. I believe the rangers who have been putting in work for the past 8 weeks together with a few signings from Kenyatta University who we’ll reveal as soon as pen touches paper, should give us the much needed propulsion to greatness.”