Kimanzi calls for patience as winless streak persists

Head coach Francis Kimanzi ponders team tactics during the Round 16 match against Sony Sugar on Saturday 15 July. Kimanzi has called for patience even as the winless streak was stretched to eight matches.

After guiding his charges to yet another draw against Sony Sugar in a Round 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played on Saturday 15 July, Francis Kimanzi believes it is just a matter of time before his side pick a win in a league match.

The barren draw meant that we have gone for eight matches without a win with the last win having come against record league champions Gor Mahia on Sunday 30 April; a worrying streak that has left us bottom of the log with 12 points.

While Kimanzi admits that the position of the team is a concern he is banking on the positives picked from the last three matches to spur the team back to winning ways.

Positive intentions

“It was a tough game (against Sony Sugar). We showed some very positive intentions and controlled the game very well which is also very important. We just need to work on the composure in front of the goal and being more quick and aggressive. If we perfect that in the next few fixtures then we can turn the tables,

“Every team wants to be in a place where you enjoy. When you are at the bottom you have psychological and mental fear. You tend to overdo things just to turn the results but when you get positive results everything settles down and mentally you become better, said Kimanzi.

As he ponders on a winning formula for the next league fixture against Kakamega Homeboyz slated for Saturday 29 July against Kimanzi spared some kind words for his June acquisitions who he feels have settled in faster than expected.

Good development

 “We are in the process of building a team. We have seen some good development from the players we acquired in June and they are proving to be important additions to the team. I think we are playing better football than many teams but still we can’t get the result that we want. We need 100% results that can be a huge reward for the job that we are doing,” observed the former Harambee Stars coach.

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