New Mathare United head coach Frank Ouna says that he has set a target of the next five games for his team to claw their way out of the BetKing Premier League (BPL) relegation zone.
The 2008 champions are having a torrid 20/21 season that has seen them locked in the relegation zone for the better part of the campaign.
This struggles saw Salim Ali relieved of his head coaching duties earlier in the week with Ouna taking over just a day before they played title chasing KCB FC on Wednesday, a game they lost 2-1 to remain rooted at the bottom of the log, five points adrift of safety.
After the game, Ouna emphasized on strengthening his side’s mental toughness a step at a time.
He said, “I am happy with the physicality we showed against KCB. Physicality is all mental, if you are not ready for the battle it is your mind and not your body. So I am very happy with how we pushed KCB until the final whistle. We can build on that.
“We are going to move a step at a time. The league is not ending tomorrow but we have something to build on. Let’s see where we are in our next game because I know in the next five games we should be out of this difficult situation,” he said.
Mathare will be in action again this Sunday against Nzoia Sugar away in Bungoma. The game should give The Slumboys renewed hope as their only league win so far came against The Millers in early February.