Heads High As Nyakeya Bays For Leopards Blood
Despite going for seven matches without a win, Cliff Nyakeya believes the lads can turn the tables with a decent defensive performance against AFC Leopards when they clash at the Kenyatta Stadium. on Sunday.
The Slum boys have endured a seven match winless streak that was amplified by the 0-2 loss to relegation threatened Sony Sugar last Sunday at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds.
Cliff Nyakeya celebrates his second goal in the 3-4 loss to AFC Leopards at the Kenyatta Stadium on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Nyakeya, who netted a brace against Ingwe in the 3-4 loss in the first leg, is confident that they can overturn that result in Machakos.
“We have been conceding very early and that has been our major undoing. If we can keep it tight for the opening half hour then we stand a big chance of bagging maximum points because we will certainly score,” began Nyakeya.
“This calls for a collective effort from the team. Everyone is aware that he has a role to play when we lose the ball. We have to concentrate and communicate effectively on the pitch,” he underlined.
Cliff Nyakeya is joined in celebration by Francis Omondi in the first leg encounter against AFC Leopards played at the Kenyatta Stadium on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
The speedy winger seems tp have finally found his breakthrough in his third season at the club having scored nine goals in 24 appearances. With one eye on the Golden Boot, he fancies scoring against AFC Leopards again.
“It has been a good season but I have not yet met my targets. It was nice scoring against them in the first leg so why not? The Golden Boot is still within reach so I have to keep scoring in the remaining matches,” he asserted.
Elvis Rupia, who joined Zambian side Power Dynamos in June, is the leading scorer in the league with 15 goals. Clup top scorer Clifford Alwanga is third with 10 goals while Nyakeya is fourth.