For National Super League table-toppers Nzoia Sugar, there is absolutely no room for another error when they engage visiting Agro Chemicals at Sudi Stadium in Bungoma on Sunday. This was the message Nzoia coach Benard Mwalala has delivered to his charges ahead of one of the 25th round matches on the NSL menu this weekend.
During a mid week match against Nakumatt in Ruaraka on Wednesday, Nzoia threw overboard several guilt-edged scoring opportunities before leaving it late with a Masuta Masuta goal for the two teams to share the spoils at one-all draw.
“We dominated a huge chunk of the game but there was an element of naivety by the striking line in the final delivery upfront. In all honesty, this is a game we ought to have won by three unanswered goals,” said Mwalala.
Masuta, a man who has an insatiable appetite for goals, will serve as the main inspiration for Nzoia yet again and will be assisted by Brian Yakhama and Lawrence Juma to run errands in Nzoia’s attacks. Nzoia, though, will be meeting an Agro side that is seeking redemption by hook-and-crook after being bundled out by Posta Rangers in the GOtv Shield this week.
Agro coach Patrick Odhiambo does not feel there is any pressure playing away against a team which pundits rate as red-hot favourites for the title.
“The league has reached a very crucial stage and it could be suicidal for any team to drop points. Bungoma may be a difficult hunting ground but we’ll try and utilise the chances, which come our way,” observed Odhiambo.
Elsewhere in Ruaraka on Saturday, Communications Authority-sponsored FC Talanta will be aiming to add more misery on relegation-bound Shabana in the first match of the double header in Ruaraka on Dsaturday with the other pitting Nairobi Stima against Wazito.
On Sunday, Kariobangi Sharks, proud after eliminating big-timers Bandari from the Gotv Shield Cup, will be at Camp Toyoyo ground in Jericho to take on Police. In Nakuru, fans will have a lot to feast their eyes on during the match between home team St. Joseph and Zoo Kericho at Afraha Stadium.