City Stars coach rues bad luck, eyes transfer activity

Nairobi City Stars have gone winless in their last five matches now and head coach Sanjin Alagic is forced to rethink his strategy, eight matches into the 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BKPL) season.

The team registered a 1-1 draw with Ulinzi Stars in their latest game, on Saturday 16th January at Utalii Sports Club and in his post match reactions, he admitted it wasn’t a result he’d welcome.

His team, just like Ulinzi Stars, had great goal scoring opportunities but missed chances was the story of the day. In the final minute of the game, the opposing goal keeper, James Saruni made two great saves, and his team hit the post too, and the coach blamed it also on hard luck.

“I am not happy at the score-line honestly; we had a lot of good scoring opportunities in the first half and second half but even after dominating we couldn’t score and it is an issue for me because this is happening in many games now.

Somehow unlucky

“We have lost a bit and we are somehow unlucky in our matches and it is also hard in Kenya because many teams are very defensive,” he noted.

With the transfer window for the midseason moves opening imminently, the coach has assured of making moves in the market. However, he doesn’t have the exact picture of how his team will be set up in the second half of the season.

“We shall see (about transfers), to be honest we do not have problems only in attack. We have to strengthen the midfield and defence too and we are looking at some players. It all depends on the situation in the market and we also need a player that will be a good fit for the team,” he added.

For now, the coach has to prepare his charges for a tour of Wundanyi, where they are set to take on Sofapaka in their ninth match of the season.

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