The 22-year-old loose forward, who was born in Ghana but grew up in Queenstown, will be at the helm of a Madibaz team determined to prove a point in the popular tournament.
The Port Elizabeth outfit start with a testing encounter against UCT in Cape Town, aware that there will be no easy games.
“We need to have the right attitude in all our games, whether we are facing the ‘bigger’ or ‘smaller’ universities,” said Kaba.
He said they would strive to show an improvement by staying calm under pressure.
“We tend to get a little tense at times and we need to make sure we go out there with cool heads.”
Kaba, who will start the season at eighth man, said the team would focus on their traditional attacking game.
“We are a team who like to run with the ball. Most of the squad have played together before so we have a good understanding of each other.”
Kaba’s experience of cold winter conditions at Queen’s College has prepared him for the demands of high-level rugby and he said he was looking forward to his leadership role with the Madibaz.
“It’s an exciting challenge,” said the third-year accounting student. “Dealing with the different personalities in the team and getting to know everyone will help me to grow as a person and leader.”
He was also positive about the team’s prospects.
“I definitely think the squad can make our fans proud this year. We have worked hard and just need to focus on executing our plans out there.”