MOSCA FC who are languishing at the last position in the National Super League (NSL) chart have declared that they will fight to the bitter end to evade relegation. MOSCA which is owned by the Ministry of Sports showed their resolve to remain afloat in the league when they went down fighting in a midweek tie against Bidco last Wednesday.
The team’s head coach Kisco Kariuki said despite their infamy of failure to win a single match since the season began, they have not lost hope and will demonstrate the same during their 17th match of the season against Ushuru at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.
“It’s not over until it’s over. I know many people have written us off but football is a game of surprises. If we win six or seven of our remaining matches, we will be home and dry in as far as remaining in the league is concerned,” said Kariuki.
The tactician, however, lamented over the lack of motivation in the team over unpaid perks which has in the past led to player mutiny. “Obviously, honouring matches without payment of perks is a very big challenge and these are the kind of results you get following the inconvenience. But it’s encouraging to note that the players love football and that is why the team is intact,”he said.
MOSCA will be praying to their football gods to dispatch Ushuru and among the players they will be relying on are former Gor midfielder Elisha Ochieno, Filbet Ochieng’, William Odera and the experienced Micheal Mbocha.
Meanwhile, Wazito, buoyed bytheir recent 3-0 win over KCB will take on Kibera Blackstars in the second match of the double-header in Jericho on Saturday.
Joel Waithera, the hottest property at Wazito, is expected to inspire the team in pursuit of a second win on a trot. In the first match at 3pm, NairobiCity Stars will face Isibania. In Machakos, KCB will be seeking an improved performance when they face St Joseph Youth.