Homeboyz, City Stars well in title race

Homeboyz, City Stars well in title race

Bandari FC who also had a dream of a debut league title this season, have been dropping points for a while, something which will be denying them their wish.

Current FKF Premier League leaders Kakamega Homeboyz has for a second match in a row dropped points which may derail their quest for a maiden league title.

They were held to a 1-1 draw against Nairobi City Stars in Ruaraka Nairobi, a match which came just three days after another 4-4 draw in an eight goal thriller match in Bukhungu.

According to their head coach Bernard Mwalala, lack of experience and concentration once they are ahead has been their main undoing.

In Bukhungu last week, they had a two goal lead twice before being cancelled out and yesterday, they went ahead before host equalised.

Gaetan Masha who was making his debut for the Kakamega based side scored after his introduction in the second half but they allowed the host to level seven minutes to the final whistle.

"We dropped the points that is what we can say but we lack concentration and City Stars have experienced players than us but we will go back to the drawing board," explained Mwalala.

Homeboyz are still leading the table after round 16 of the league with 33 points, five adrift Kariobangi Sharks, Nairobi City Stars and KCB.

Bandari FC who also had a dream of a debut league title this season, have been dropping points for a while, something which will be denying them their wish.

After a 0-1 loss at home last week against Wazito FC, they had control of the game yesterday with a late first half goal from Johanna Mwita but they could not hold on to the final whistle as the hosts equalised in the added minutes.

Bandari coach Andre Casa Mbungo said they dropped five crucial points in their quest because in Mombasa they had chances to win but they threw them away.

William Wadri missed a penalty as Wazito were also reduced to 10-men but they could not equalised an early goal they conceded.

"We lost and drew yes but these were matches we could have won and take us above our competitors," lamented the Rwandan coach.

The Mombasa based side have dropped a lot of points in the seven draws registered this season, and they need to convert them to wins if they still have a dream to win the league.

Bandari is one of the three teams who have share spoils more time this season with Bidco United and Nzoia Sugar having registered the same.

On their part, Nairobi City Stars have proved to be title contenders having given Homeboyz a run for their money and if they will go back to their winning ways, nothing will hinder their title dreams.

Since the arrival of former Kenyan international Nicolas Muyoti as the coach, they have reignited their game plan and the combination of young and experience players is working for them.

The league will now take a two weeks rest as teams finalize transfers - a break which was meant for FKF Cup but there are no signs of the Caretaker Committee to hold the annual tournament whose winner represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup.

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