Chemelil coach Abdalla Juma eager to pick home victory against Bandari

[PHOTO: COURTESY]

Chemelil Sugar coach Abdalla Juma has called on his players to grant him his first Kenyan Premier League win when they host the unpredictable Bandari at Chemelil Sports Complex at 3pm today.

Being his first match at the millers’ traditional home ground since he succeeded Francis Baraza this season, Juma has challenged his charges to treat the match with the seriousness it deserves.

The seventh-placed Chemelil held Kakamega Homeboyz to a 1-1 draw and defeated AFC Leopards 2-0 at their alternative ground in Kisumu, but according to the experienced coach, it would be sweet if they win in front of their home fans.

“This is a very important match to me because it will be my first home game at Chemelil. Yes, we have won in Kisumu, but I would like the players to do it for me, just like they used to do with my predecessors,” Juma told The Standard Sports.

However, the former AFC Leopards and Thika United coach is wary of the threat posed by the on-form third-placed Bandari.

“We are facing a very dangerous team (Bandari). They are in one of their best forms, but we are determined to make our home fans happy,” said Juma.

“It will be a very tactical, but tough match. I am a bit worried about Bandari’s consistency, but I think this match will be decided by each team’s preparation.”

However, the highlight of the weekend will be tomorrow’s match between league leaders Gor Mahia and champions Tusker at Afraha Stadium.

The struggling brewers will be out to avenge their 1-0 DSTV Super Cup loss to Gor Mahia at the same venue last month. The match will be preceded by an early encounter between Posta Rangers and Kariobangi Sharks from 2pm.

Meanwhile, Sofapaka will play Kakamega Homeboyz at Camp Toyoyo, while AFC Leopards travel to face hosts Thika on Sunday.

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
David De Gea’s replacement at Manchester United revealed

Premier League giants Manchester United are set to suffer a huge blow in the upcoming transfer window as their number one goalkeeper David De Gea is set to leave the English side.

Sunderland relegated from the Premier League

English Premier League giants Sunderland have been relegated from the Premier League after a late defeat by Bournmouth.

Barcelona star Neymar set to return for Espanyol clash

Barcelona star Neymar is set to resume action for Barcelona when they face Espanyol.

Improve sports medicine to save players: There is need for federations to treat medical issues of players seriously

If there is any certainty in the mind of an athlete, it is his or her susceptibility to injury.

Pamzo wary of AFC Leopards threat as Gor Mahia battle with Mathare

Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo says he is not worried about the Kenyan Premier League leaders’ unbeaten run ahead of their crunch match against AFC Leopards, at Afraha Stadium today (3pm).

More Stories
Sunderland relegated from the Premier League

English Premier League giants Sunderland have been relegated from the Premier League after a late defeat by Bournmouth.

Barcelona star Neymar set to return for Espanyol clash

Barcelona star Neymar is set to resume action for Barcelona when they face Espanyol.

Improve sports medicine to save players: There is need for federations to treat medical issues of players seriously

If there is any certainty in the mind of an athlete, it is his or her susceptibility to injury.

Pamzo wary of AFC Leopards threat as Gor Mahia battle with Mathare

Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo says he is not worried about the Kenyan Premier League leaders’ unbeaten run ahead of their crunch match against AFC Leopards, at Afraha Stadium today (3pm).

U-13 tournament underway in Nakuru

The first ever national under-13 tournament goes down this weekend in Nakuru.

Mourinho's headache: Manchester United manager sets sight on Liverpool and Arsenal

Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United’s chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side’s 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester City.

Kenyan clubs must seek partnerships, starting with Saints

This week, a team of coaches from English Premier League side Southampton arrived in Kenya courtesy of SportPesa for a youth training camp in partnership with Football Kenya Federation.

Wembley to become Spurs home in 2017/18

Tottenham Hotspur will play all their home games in the 2017/18 season at Wembley Stadium, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Conte in no mood to change Costa for Lukaku

Antonio Conte made it clear Friday he had no desire to see Romelu Lukaku return to Chelsea at the expense of Diego Costa as the Premier League leaders prepared to face the Everton forward.