Kimanzi eyeing progress in Awendo

Head coach Francis Kimanzi passes instructions to his players during training at the Goan Institute Grounds. He is looking to continue his positive run in Awendo.

Despite the growing injury list in the team, Francis Kimanzi is confident that his charges will give a good account of themselves in Awendo on Sunday 6 August when we take on Sony Sugar in a Round 19 league fixture.

The lads snapped a string of four consecutive draws with an invaluable win against Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday 2 August; a result that finally plucked us from the bottom of the league table.

The victory claimed Samuel Olwande who is set to miss the trip to Awendo due to a knock on his knee. Olwande now joins other first team regulars—Daniel Mwaura, Alphonce Ndonye, Brian Nyakan and Martin Ongori—on the sidelines.


“We are in a situation whereby you can be very lucky if you don’t have knocks or injuries in your team. Players get tired and such issues arise. This does not disorient us since we are coming from a win. It is important that we keep winning,” said Kimanzi.

Looking back at the midweek win over Kakamega Homeboyz, Kimanzi is optimistic that the lads can build on the positives from that encounter and continue their renaissance with a positive result against the Millers.

Different plan

“It was an important game for us because we need points to improve our performance. To get out of where we are we need points so I think it is very positive.

“I am very happy with the way we defended because we gave them (Kakamega Homeboyz) no chance. Against Sony it is a different game, a different opponent so we have to plan differently but we hope that we will get some points there,” added Kimanzi.

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