Kakamega Homeboyz FC head for their second away match this season on Sunday 13th when they take on an on-form Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi. Homeboyz, having dropped points in round two of the BetKing Premier League (BKPL) against Posta Rangers, a 1-1 draw in Bukhungu, intend to go for the full share of spoils on Sunday.
A 1-0 win in week one over Vihiga United started Nicholas Muyoti’s men on good footing but on Sunday in Kakamega, Posta’s William Odero had other ideas as he fired the visitors into the lead on just three minutes. Homeboyz were to be rescued very late by veteran striker Allan Wanga. A team that lost no more than and eighth of their squad from last season- where they finished second, have all the intentions for going for top spot.
”The main undoing was to concede early in the game, that usually tampers with the plan for the day. We, however, bounced back well even if we did not eventually win,” says Juma.
Long-serving goalkeeper David Juma has been in between the sticks for Homeboyz and he believes they can replicate, if not surpass, last season’s performance.
”We know how to go about it. Last season we really did well and having the same squad save for a few changes, believe we can handle everything thrown at us,” says Juma who now has a new understudy in the way of Aleleey Sheikh, a former St Peter’s Boys Mumias shot stopper.
Homeboyz will look to concede less goals and have their always marauding forwards put in their usual shifts. It has always worked that ways for the team, Juma says.
”Our plan is always to never concede a goal, we have good goalkeepers and the new addition in Aleleey is wonderful. We also have David Oputi so we are well equipped. We put in the work alongside our defenders and push our forwards to get us something from the game,” he continues.
David Okoth Odhiambo, the league’s second highest assist providers from last season was the one on the mark in week one and against Posta Rangers, Wanga Allan rose to the occasion from the penalty spot after Christopher Masinza had been brought down in the box.
Homeboyz lie fourth on the log and have garnered four points from two matches. The tie against Kenya Commercial Bank, who bask at the top of the 18-team standings, the highlight of the BetKing Premier League’s round three.