Nzoia Sugar FC will need to start making he most of their home matches if they are to rise up from a recent woeful spell that has seen them drop down to the bottom zone. This is according to midfielder Kevin Juma who captained he side in their 2-2 draw at home to Mathare United.
Nzoia, who haven’t won a match since their February 27th dispatching of Gor Mahia FC in Mumias, currently lie 14th on the BetKing Premier League table standings and are just four points above Western Stima who lead the relegation threatened sides. They next welcome an equally disturbed Vihiga United when the league returns mid this month.
”The home matches, I think that’s where it is for us. It’d difficult playing on the road so whenever we have a home game, we need to ensure we pick all three points regardless of who we are plating,” says the Harambee Stars midfielder.
Juma, the only player from the sugar millers who recently was in action for Jacob Ghost Mulee’s Harambee Stars, believes they have the quality to stay up and even rub shoulders with the bigger teams in the league.
”We have done well in a few matches from the first leg and that’s because we do have the quality t contain these big teams. The young players have entered the system well and gelled properly. All we need is a little push to ensure consistency,” he adds.
Nzoia lost it’s last league outing, an away trip to Narok against Ulinzi Stars and will look to bounce back when Vihiga United come calling at he Sudi Stadium. Juma, knows it won’t be an easy task.
”Playing a team in such a position is the trickiest fixture I think. They come throwing everything at you but this time we also feel the same way. We are not far off from the relegation zone so we will give just as much energy to the tie. The fact that we will be at home should play a difference,” he concludes.
Nzoia are currently led by Ibrahim Shikanda and Sylvester Mulukurwa, old boys at the sugar milling factory.