Nzoia coach Babu cites ‘inexperience’ for Police defeat, bullish of title charge

Nzoia coach Babu cites ‘inexperience’ for Police defeat, bullish of title charge

Nzoia Sugar head coach Salim Babu says his side fell 2-0 against Police FC in a league match staged at Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday due to inexperience.

According to the former Kisumu All-Stars tactician, they have to collect a win in their next match to ensure they keep within touching distance of top teams in the league who picked points over the weekend.

 “My strikers lacked experience, you know having come in from League One, we created chances but they failed to convert, but again we're not going to put any pressure on ourselves, our target is to win our next game, basically, and we’re taking a match at a time.

At the end of the season we shall see where we are, but I'm sure the strong start to the season will land us somewhere respectable even without going all the way," Babu told Citizen Digital.

Nzoia Sugar FC are so far the surprise package of the 2022-23 Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) season. They have so far won six of their 11 league match, including an impressive 4-0 rout of Wazito last week, and stand a realistic chance of challenging for the gong if they keep the momentum.

"I told my players from the start that if you want to win then you must play good football, and enjoy yourselves, that way wins will automatically come."

Aside from Tusker FC (16), Nzoia Sugar is one of the highest scoring teams in the league with 12 goals. Also, their defense is one of the meanest and have only conceded six times. Gor Mahia (4), who have played two games less, boasts the most solid backline.

Nzoia sit third on FKF-PL log on 21 points, two shy of league leaders and defending champions Tusker who defeated Sofapaka 1-0 on Sunday.


Nzoia Sugar FC Salim Babu Kisumu All-Stars

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