MATCH PREVIEW: Pirates vs Catholic Monks

South Coast Pirates are back in action when the Championship resumes for matchday nine this Saturday. Pirates have been scheduled to play Catholic Monks and will make the trip to Nairobi for what is expected to be a thrilling contest at Catholic University, Karen.

The fixture will also serve as the reverse tie between these two sides in the Eastern conference of the Championship. Pirates won the first game, a memorable 31-24 victory which marked the club's first win of the season.

While Pirates will be seeking to win the second leg and complete a double over the university side, the odds on this fixture having a clear favourite are clearly low. Despite Pirates arriving in good form following the 10-7 win over USIU, a recent rise in form by Monks has seen them move up to fourth on the table.

Following the 31-24 defeat to Pirates in December last year, Monks have won three of their last four fixtures, only losing to Mean Machine before recuperating with close wins against Ngong and most recently JKUAT.

Speaking ahead of the match, man in form Charles Okwemba has challenged the lads to dominate the contest for any chance of winning.

"It's upon us to play our own game and get the win when we get there. We want to keep this going." he said

Head Coach Kenny Andola has urged the team to be more clinical in attack. Pirates have been guilty of missed chances in previous matches and the coach has asked for the team to improve its sharpness in attack.

"We are looking to convert more chances and get more points from the chances we create. The boys just need to go out and enjoy themselves. We have no doubt that we want to win the game and that's what we're going for." Andola said

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