Oduor: Rangers win central to title ambitions

Mathare United captain Chrispin Oduor (right) in action in a past league match against Gor Mahia at Kasarani Stadium.

Skipper Chrispin Oduor is confident they can swing back into the title race with victory over Posta Rangers in Machakos on Thursday.

Oduor, who has missed two consecutive matches through a back injury, is expected to reclaim the armband from James Situma who held brief for him against Western Stima and Kakamega Homeboyz.

Good start

“It feels good to be back and the international break also came in handy since it gave us enough time to rest. We have not won in the last three matches and it’s important that we force a good start in the second leg,” said Oduor.

The 2-1 loss to Kakamega Homeboyz last time out signaled a slow start to the second leg but Oduor insists there is no cause for alarm.

Energy 

“This is another phase and we just need to approach it with more energy and better focus. The league is still open. Anybody can win the title because the points difference among the leading pack is not that big,” he added.

“Picking three points against (Posta) Rangers will certainly be the priority but it will be tough since this is a different ball game. We beat them in the first leg but they have a new coach and he has tried to change a lot,” warned Oduor.

Mathare United won the first leg 2-1 in Nakuru with Cliff Nyakeya and Kevin Kimani on target.