Kakamega Homeboyz FC will have to put in more work in round 4 of the BetKing Premier League (BKPL) if they are to bounce back to their winning ways a they host defending league champions Gor Mahia FC on Saturday 19th at the Bukhungu Stadium.
Homeboyz, reeling from a 2-0 round 3 loss to Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), have always taken the fight to the champions but this time they go into the clash with a deteriorating run. Coach Nicholas Muyoti’s men started off brightly by dispatching Vihiga United in round one before being forced to a 1-1 draw at home by Posta Rangers. KCB then made mincemeat of the side that finished second in the league last season.
They, however, hope to by fullhouse by the time the champions come calling.
”We know exactly where to amend when we resume training. It will be a tough match playing against the champions but we bank on home advantage to reign over them,” says Coach Muyoti.
Homeboyz missed Ahmed Ali Bhai and Moses Mudavadi in both round two and three of the BKPL, the duo- massively experienced in the top tier terrain and will count as a huge influence should they return in time.
In their places, youngsters Robert Arrot and Abdallah Wankuru were tasked with the KCB tie in Nairobi. They did well, Muyoti thinks.
”We do have a couple of new players and we have been trying them out one at a time. Especially now that we have some experienced players out on injury, the young boys have done well and it’s only a matter of time before they adapt to the top league,” Muyoti says of Sylvester Owino, their youngest center-back who has so far featured in all three.
Homeboyz lie 6th with 4 points from three matches and might take Wednesday off to watch their Saturday opponents play a catch up game against Tusker FC before locking horns with them. Gor Mahia are set to play Tusker in their second match of the season on Wednesday 16th.