Leopards Chairman Philippe Poinsot, told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam he and his Mombasa counterpart Ray Dawa were satisfied with the result. He said now everything heats up for the return match in the next month.
“I think it’s a good result for us because when you look at Mombasa, they play in the Kenyan Rugby Cup and are at the end of their season,” Poinsot said.
“That means they are already full to capacity. So for us to be able to have a draw away against one of these teams is a good result for us.
“Off course, victory would have been better but a draw is something we can live with. We hope when Mombasa come here next month, we’ll triumph and win the over-all standing.”
Leopards’ Treasurer, Gustav Mphusu, said they had a safe and smooth journey, by road to and from Mombasa. He confirmed that the team was satisfied with the draw, especially as it was an away match.
“Getting a draw away is a good indication that we are on the right track to retaining the Cup,” Mphusu said. He said the two tries on each side should be an indication of the high level of competition displayed by both teams.
Leopards controlled the game in the early stages but Mombasa retaliated strongly and were first to score. The Dar es Salaam lads kept on pushing until they levelled the score.