Kimani urges caution against All Stars
Kevin Kimani has urged his fellow teammates to exercise caution when Mathare United plays host to relegation threatened Kisumu All Stars in round 23 of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
Mathare are set to take on All Stars on Saturday 7 March at the MISC, Kasarani from 3PM.
“All Stars are struggling and are in danger of suffering the chop and that makes them a more than tough opponent as they are extra motivated to get points and pull their way back to safety,” Kimani said.
“Playing a team that is in the relegation zone is tougher than playing a team aiming to win the title because teams that are about to go down are less cautious and go all out to get maximum points. You can see with the last two matches against Ulinzi Stars and Tusker how they have performed.”
After going six matches having scored just one goal and conceding a whopping 21, All Stars have improved on both ends of the pitch in their last two matches against Tusker and Ulinzi Stars where they have conceded five and scored four.
“It is going to be tough and we need to be at our best to win. We are at home and need to take full advantage of that fact and add to our tally as we also have not been performing well lately,” Kimani continued, “So I urge my fellow teammates to take this game with the seriousness it deserves and take nothing for granted.”
Kimani, who tops the club’s scoring charts with five goals, scored in the first-leg 2-1 win in Kisumu in October and he is aiming to do so again tomorrow.
“I feel that I can still offer more to the team in terms of goals and overall contribution. I want to score regularly and hopefully I can do so tomorrow and in subsequent matches,” he said.
A win for Salim Ali’s men can have them move up to 7th on the standings with 33 points.