Winless spell at Police worries top command

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 00:00 |
Mwatate United’s Dennis Ouma (right) battles Talanta FC defender Edwin Otieno during a recent Betika National Super League match. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Lack of wins at Police FC camp in the Betika National Super League is said to be worrying even the top decision makers following a third consecutive draw at the weekend.

“We have to do better, this is why we are competing to be in the premiership. Players should understand why they are in this club and I trust they will deliver us silverware and promotion when the season ends,” said an official of Police FC who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Police tied 3-3 away against fellow officers APS Bomet at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday to cut the gap at the top to zero in the standings after 17 rounds of matches in the second tier. Police had to leave it late to get the equaliser in a match they almost lost. 

Prior to the match, the Law Enforcers had  registered two consecutive draws against Coast Stima and Kibera Black Stars. 

This means that FC Talanta who beat fifth placed Mwatate United by a solitary goal in the match at Ruaraka Grounds Sunday are now tied at the top with Police on 32 points with Ken Kenyatta’s men having a match in hand.

Kenyatta is a happy man and is promising to launch a serious push for the top prize. “As I always say, we have to keep our feet on the ground and fight in every match.

Now that we are tied at the top, I believe we have a realistic target and I will encourage the players to be focused because the battle is not over yet,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima’s woes continued with a sixth successive loss after falling 2-0 to Kisumu Hot Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.

The lakeside team is now on 24 points after an indifferent few weeks. Barrack Odhiambo’s Powermen are still trying to find their mojo with the team having been rearranged five days to the season after losing their title sponsors. 

Hot Stars on their part under Charles Odero will be looking ahead to building their momentum before the halfway mark of the campaign nears.

Elsewhere, Migori Youth got a confidence boost after beating neighbours Shabana 3-2 at Migori Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The win temporarily moved the border side off the relegation zone and into safety on 18 points off just like Murang’a Seal who also stunned inconsistent Gusii United 2-1 away at Awendo Stadium on Sunday.

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