Vihiga United desperately want to rise off the bottom of the BetKing Premier League log but will have to work harder for it. United, placed second from bottom in the BKPL table standings, took a 4-0 whooping at home to title-chasing Tusker FC on Sunday, their second consecutive defeat at home.
Lesley Otieno started in the midfield on Sunday but was withdrawn at the break alongside Stewart Omondi and Kevin Omondi. The Kenya U20 international cannot wait to help lift hi side from the bottom.
”It’s a rejigged side and we are really trying everything we can to find a winning formula,” he says.
”We had new players come in during the mid-season transfer window and with a new technical bench it means we might need a little time to get everything right. I am sure once we do, all is going to be well and we will rise off the bottom,”
Coach Mike Mururi recently took over the reins at the club from Sammy Okoth, who had helped the team gain promotion and has so far drawn one match, losing two.
On Sunday, trailing by two goals in the first half, Mururi altered his starting team with three new inclusions as Patrick Okullo, Mike Isabwa and Dennis Wafula all came in at the break. They almost got two goals in a span of two minutes with Lawrence Luvanda and Wafula both missing close chances.
Tuskers, visitors on the day, would seal the tie sensing an impending comeback from the hosts.
Lesley believes there are plenty of matches remaining to make something count. What irks him are the dropped points at home.
”We need to win more home matches. That way, things will be easier. We still have some good number of games to go and I am sure we will make the best of the remaining chances.
United are only a point behind Western Stima and four ahead of Mathare United who have played a match less. They next travel to Sudi Stadium to take on Nzoia Sugar on 15th June, 2021.