After seeing his team drop five points from their opening two BetKing Premier League (BPL) matches, Bidco United assistant coach Simon Wagema says that this lackluster start is unacceptable and his charges need to come out strongly going forward if they are to become topflight regulars.
The Thika based side are in their debut campaign in the Kenyan topflight and have only managed one point from their opening two matches, a point earned from their matchday 1 0-0 draw with Western Stima.
This past Sunday, Bidco again went scoreless but unfortunately returned home pointless as they fell 2-0 to AFC Leopards. This bluntness in front of goal has started to become a concern for Wagema who has foreseen Bidco’s two fixtures in the absence of headcoach Anthony Akhulia.
“If we want to remain in this league then it is high time we started to pick up points,” Wagema told reporters after the Leopards game in Kasarani, “We have dropped five points now from our opening two games and this is not ideal at all.
“We need to be aggressive, fluid in our build up play. We have created chances in our last two games, chances that I believe if they were converted then we would be discussing a whole other issue right now,” he said.
Wagema’s sentiments were echoed by midfielder Zachary Gathu who also added that maturity in decisive moments is what sets teams apart.
He said, “The Premier League is all about maturity, most of the teams utilize their chances through small mistakes from the other side. So we need to be aware and punish the mistakes that happen in our favour.”
Bidco currently lie in 11th place on the BPL standings, tied with four other teams at one point apiece.
They next take on Kariobangi Sharks on Jamuhuri day.