The 2020/21 BetKing Premier League season could resume on the 13th according to sources at Football Kenya Federation and among the happy teams to welcome it back will be Kakamega Homeboyz FC who had just started to get their groove back before the league was halted.
Homeboyz, picking seven points from their last three away matches, were scheduled to travel to Kariobangi Sharks before the league was briefly stopped due to the surging cases of Covid-19 infections. Ahmed Ali Bhai, recalls that this was the same case with last season when the team was on its way to finishing the 2019/20 season strongly.
”We were doing so well in 2020 and were confident we could chase Gor Mahia right to the end. And who knows, maybe by some stroke of luck they would have slipped and we would have been champions,” Says the midfielder who was disappointed when the 2019/20 season was prematurely ended with Gor Mahia declared champions.
Upon the start of the 2020/21 season, Homeboyz didn’t quite replicate their previous season’s heroics and many fans were left wondering at exactly what was the case. Bhai cites the long spell without football.
”As much as all the teams were on a break, for us we didn’t train much and when the new season began, we could feel it. That might explain why it has taken us plenty of matches just to get the rhythm,” he continues.
”Everything was supposed to work well for us this season. From getting new sponsors Mozzart Bet to addition of new players but we struggled a bit.”
He is however pleased with how steadily his teammates have risen from the poor start and hopes they keep the same trajectory when the league resumes.
”It took so long but I am happy we are at a good place now and can fight from a position of strength. No team is weak this time round, even looking at how the table stands, you will see that. When the league returns, it is our prayer that good results keep chin our way,” concludes the Homeboyz veteran.
Kakamega Homeboyz’s last action was a 1-0 win over Sofapaka, a lone goal scored by new Ghanaian import Stephen Opoku and Coach Nicholas Muyoti’s charges, sitting 8th on the log, had an away trip to 4th place Kariobangi Sharks.