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Homeboyz keep munching points, but not yet adding FKF PL title on menu


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Patrick Odhiambo is cooling his heels on talking about challenging the FKF Premier League title, despite his side picking up and are currently just four points behind league leaders Posta Rangers.

Homeboyz, winners of the FKF Cup last season, have picked three wins in a row to move to fourth in the standings despite a slow start to the season.

But, even with this run, Odhiambo is not getting drawn into lofty talk.

“It is too early to start talking about the title. The first leg is only just getting to the halfway mark. Yes we have targets, and one of them is to win each match at a time,” said the tactician.

Odhiambo says he is satisfied with how the team has improved over time, after 12 matches, and believes there is more to come from them.

“Each and every game we are doing better. Players are playing better and the team is also doing better. I am very much satisfied with the progress we are making,” the tactician noted.

Homeboyz picked up their third straight win, with a late 1-0 victory over Ulinzi Stars at their Lang’ata backyard on Sunday.

Oscar Paul wins it at the death 

Kakamega Homeboyz striker Moses SHummah controls the ball under pressure from Ulinzi's Paul Muchika. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya
Kakamega Homeboyz striker Moses SHummah controls the ball under pressure from Ulinzi’s Paul Muchika. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

Oscar Paul came off the bench to score a 90th minute goal, and the resilience exhibited by the team impressed the tactician.

“We wanted to win the game of course but when we got into the second half still at 0-0, we thought maybe we could get satisfied with a point. There are other matches especially away from home where we have chased for a win and ended up losing and so such scenarios were playing in my head,” said the coach.

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He added; “I am happy with the players who came in because they showed a lot of hunger.”

Meanwhile, Odhiambo has waxed lyrical on striker Moses Shummah, who he described as a massive asset for club and country in the years to come.

“We have a striker. In the next few seasons, he will be one of the biggest. He is young, very talented, hard working and disciplined. He is someone who always wants to get better,” said the coach.

Homeboyz will next face off with Bidco United on Saturday at their backyard in Kakamega and victory will potentially lift them into the top two.





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