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Kimanzi: We are within our season target

Thursday April 18 2019

Mathare United defender James Situma (left) vies for the ball with Patrick Otieno of Nzoia Sugar during their SportPesa Premier League match at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on April 17 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |

Mathare United defender James Situma (left) vies for the ball with Patrick Otieno of Nzoia Sugar during their SportPesa Premier League match at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on April 17 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi believes the team is still within their targets for the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign.

The 2008 champions started the campaign well but dropped vital points along the way that saw them relinquish the top position, and are currently fourth on 38 points from 24 rounds - seven points below leaders Bandari and six behind defending champions Gor Mahia who have four matches in hand.

Kimanzi, who had earlier tipped his charges for the title, reveals they are still within their objectives for this term with 10 matches remaining.

“We have been very unlucky towards the end of some matches but coming into the match against Nzoia Sugar, the players needed a win,” Kimanzi said after a 3-2 triumph over Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday at Kasarani.

“We haven’t lost it yet in terms of positioning ourselves on the log, I have a small group of players and the window is closed so I have to work with what I have at the moment but my target is still the same."

“I said it at the beginning of the season that I want to be another force and compete with top clubs who have a better composition of their team,” he added.

The former Sofapaka and Tusker coach also hailed striker Clifford Alwanga whose brace in the game halted a three and a half months goal drought.

“Form is temporary what’s important is to have the positive attitude and I think he is back, he has been doing a very good job in the past matches, even without scoring, he is improving so far,” Kimanzi said of the former KCB and Tusker striker.

The Slum Boys visit Vihiga United on Sunday in their next league match.

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