Kabras RFC Derrick Ashihundu pins impressive Kenya Cup return to good preps

Derrick Ashihundu in a past Kabras RFC match. PHOTO/Cmony Images

Kabras RFC winger Derrick Ashihundu is delighted to make a return to the Kenya Cup action after sitting out the whole of the 2022/23 season.

The Kenyan International marked his return with an impressive performance against Kisumu RFC crossing the whitewash four times.

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He was making his maiden Kenya Cup appearance since season March 2022 having sustained an injury during the 2022 National Sevens Circuit against Daystar Falcons in the final leg which was held in Kakamega. He made his return to action in the sevens circuit in the Tisap 7s in Eldoret after a length layoff.

Kenya Simbas Derrick Ashihundu in action against Zimbabwe. Phot Courtesy/ Kyro Sports.

Kenya Simbas and Kabras RFC back Derrick Ashihundu in action against Zimbabwe. Photo Courtesy/ Kyro Sports.

Asked what led to his impressive return,  Ashihundu said his side prepared well for the match and added that utilizing opportunities that came his way was key to his fine return on his return.

“ The last time I played Kenya Cup was against Oilers in the Kenya Cup finals at the bullring where we emerged victorious. I think the good performance was due to the good preparations we had going into the game. I took every opportunity I had and utilized it for the better of the team,” Ashihundu told the club’s media.


He admitted he was hungry for the Kenya Cup action having sat out as his side went on to win the title unbeaten last season.

“I missed playing Kenya Cup so much. Watching an entire season start and come to an end on the sidelines didn’t sit well with me. I always wished to come back and play.” Ashihundu  added

“Winning the first game convincingly has given us momentum to thrive on. The bar has been set high meaning the standards should be maintained throughout the season,” he stated.

The winger who also played in the midfield during their win to Kisumu is hoping to win to help the club retain the title and also hopes to have an injury-free season.

“I expect and pray to have an injury-free season, to show up fully for the club every time I’m required to, win all games and of course to retain the trophy once more,” he concluded.


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