Alwanga Vows To Lick Sweet Sony Again
Clifford Alwanga is keen to rekindle his pursuit for the Golden Boot with at least a goal against Sony Sugar on Sunday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Alwanga, who joined the club in January from Tusker, has rediscovered himself at Mathare United where he has scored ten goals in 24 appearances; a feat that has left him just five goals behind the league’s leading scorer Elvis Rupia.
With Rupia having moved from Nzoia Sugar to Zambian side Power Dynamos, Alwanga has set his sights on ending his four match goal drought and stake a claim on the top scorer gong.
Clifford Alwanga celebrates his brace with fans against Zoo Kericho at Camp Toyoyo grounds on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
“I know I have a big chance (of winning it) because the difference is only five goals and we have ten matches to go. It will be a big achievement considering that this is my first season here and I didn’t perform well last season,” said an optimistic Alwanga.
Alwanga celebrates with teammates in the 1-1 draw against Thika United on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He has not scored since then.
“I have not been scoring recently and it really pains me because that is my job as a striker. I am very strong mentally and I have been working on that in training. So it is now about burying the chances that come my way,” he added.
It was put to him that his goal drought has coincided with a slump in the overall team performance that has seen them go for six matches without a win. His response took in the dismal defensive record throughout that streak as well as the need to win on Sunday.
“We have been scoring goals as a team but we have also been conceding. We just need to avoid conceding and we will start winning matches. If we can keep a clean sheet on Sunday then we stand a high chance of bagging the maximum points,” assert Alwanga.
Alwanga races past Sony Sugarskipper Alfred Onyango in the 2-1 first leg win at Awendo back in Sunday, March 18, 2018.
He will draw confidence from his first leg exploits against the Millers where he scored the equalizer in the 2-1 win at Awendo in March.