South Coast Pirates face Catholic Monks away from home in the next Championship fixture after enjoying a 10-7 win against USIU in the previous weekend.
Majority of the players who featured in the win over the weekend are expected to be retained for the visit to Catholic Monks as Pirates aim to seal a first ever league double of the season and also gain a further foothold into the race for the playoffs at the end of the season.
Once the minimal changes, if any, are then confirmed when the travelling party to Nairobi is announced, this will mean good news to club captain Derrick Mambili who missed Pirates' last away match, the 10-0 win over JKUAT and has ascertained his inclusion in the team after a man of the display in the dominant backrow performance along with the tryscorer Charles Okwemba and blindside flanker Benjamin Bigihi.
Okwemba was captain in that match over USIU and the win added up to three Pirates victories under his stewardship as captain. For Mambili, the move to be relieved off skipper duties during matchday has certainlty yielded to both him and the club.
Being exempted from captaincy duties does not affect my game because we have to build young players." said Mambili
He reckons it has brought the chance to scout unseen leadership talent among the playing group and as seen in the man of the match display, also improved his performance on the pitch.
"We have to put responsibility on young players, to ensure that they grow into leaders, it's my duty to keep the leadership team growing." he added