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Saleh still learning his NSL charges

Bidco United coach Leonard Saleh has admitted that he is still learning his new side even as the National Super League (NSL) enters round six this weekend. The veteran tactician who joined the Thika-based outfit in the off-season has what seems an easy run against bottom side Nakuru All-Stars away at Afraha Stadium tomorrow.

Bidco currently on eight points in the standings however will be advised to treat the match seriously. Saleh gave a caution to his charges to respect the opponents when they meet.

“Our opponents may be having a tough run at the moment, but we have to be extra careful with them. They are a good side who maybe are just not yet lucky with results so it makes them very dangerous to play against,” he said of the former Premier League challengers who have lost all their five matches so far.

The eight-placed Bidco are slowly finding rhythm after a run of inconsistent displays, which also saw them lose 1-0 away to newcomers Kisumu All-Stars last weekend.

However the ex-KCB gaffer has declared that he is still building a squad based on his philosophy of football. “At the moment, we have tried many formations and players in our last five matches. We intend to continue doing that until we get the right spine of a performing side.”

Meanwhile, surprise leaders Kibera Black Stars meet unstable KCB at Camp Toyoyo this Monday. The slum based side have had a stellar run and yet to lose a match with a decent 13 points to show for in five rounds.

Godfrey Oduor who is at the helm of the side is unfazed at the prospect of facing one of the NSL contenders suggesting that his side will treat all their opponents equally.

“Not one of the 19 teams in the division is a simple one. We have a game against KCB and we shall prepare effectively then do our business on the pitch,” said the youthful tactician. Alongside Kenya Police and St. Joseph’s, they are the only unbeaten sides in the division so far and only last Sunday stunned Western Stima 3-1.

Elsewhere, fast rising freshmen Kisumu All-Stars will play FC Talanta tomorrow at Camp Toyoyo. The lakeside team are an impressive third on the log and should pose serious questions to Juma Abdalla’s side who have amassed only seven points thus far.

At the same time, Ken Kenyatta’s struggling charges will face an unfamiliar opponent in Green Commandoes who are yet also to win a match.

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