Nyakeya calls for caution against Sony Sugar

Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya (left) vies for the ball with KCB defender Bethuel Warambo in a past league match.

Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya is wary of an “unpredictable” Sony Sugar side ahead of their Round 22 Kenyan Premier League clash at Kasarani on Wednesday.

The Millers, who are seventh on the log just four points behind the hosts, will be looking to pick their third win in the last five after settling for a 1-1 draw in the first leg played in Awendo on February 7.

Difficult

Nyakeya has warned his teammates not to underrate the visitors who have beaten formidable sides like Bandari in recent times.

“I expect a tough match because Sony is a team that can attack and defend as well. They played very well against Gor Mahia and were unlucky not to pick a point. They have also been winning both home and away so on a good day it’s difficult to break them down,” assessed Nyakeya.

Rhythm

The Slum Boys will be eyeing a win to end their two-match winless streak and Nyakeya insists it’s important they kill the game early.

“We have been playing well but results have not been going our way. It’s been long since we won two matches in a row. We just have to go back to what worked for us in the first leg; score early and keep clean sheets,” he added.

“Once we get into a rhythm, the confidence will be back and we will return to where we belong. There is a very small gap between the leading pack and mid-table sides so it’s high time we start collecting maximum points,” observed the club’s top scorer.