Omino wants more
Stima boss tells his charges to work harder despite win over Muhoroni
After seeing his team pick up three vital points away at Muhoroni Youth in their fight to avoid relegation, Western Stima coach Henry Omino has challenged his charges to maintain those standards if they are to beat the drop.
“It was a very good result for us. But more importantly, the determination and the resilience of the players to get us over the line away from home encourages me that we can achieve our objectives in the second leg,” remarked Omino whose side are now on 22 points just one from the safety zone currently occupied by Mathare United.
“We have what it takes to be up there in the table. The second leg has just began and I am very optimistic we are going to do very well in the coming weeks,” Omino added.
The 1-0 victory over Muhoroni came courtesy of a goal in first half stoppage time by Ezekiel Otuoma. The defeat worsened the situation for rock bottom Muhoroni who are four points in the red.
The Got Alila side have found themselves embroiled in issues on and off the pitch leaving their chances of survival up in the air.
Last week, their club chairman Moses Adagala was warned to immediately end a case he has lodged at the High Court in Kisumu seeking to thwart the stadium ban that had been slapped on him by the Independent Disciplinary and Appeals committee failure to which unspecified action would be taken against him by Football Kenya Federation.
Muhoroni have 18 points from 21 matches. Promoted Nzoia Sugar further cemented their place in the top half of the table despite being held to a goal-less draw at home to Chemelil Sugar.
The point was enough to help Bernard Mwalala’s charges to retain their seventh spot at the expense of Bandari and champions Tusker. Chemelil also held onto position 11 in the standings with 28 points.
There will be action in midweek as the league managers seek to avoid a clogging of fixtures towards the end of the campaign. Gor Mahia are still top of the table with 44 points six clear of their closest challengers Sofapaka.
Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare vies for the ball with Western Stima’s Wesley Kemboi during a past match