NSL: Odongo upbeat as Kisumu Hot Stars face leaders Kenya Police
FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | February 5th 2021
Kisumu Hot Stars captain Fredrick Odongo is confident they will collect maximum points when they face leaders Kenya Police on Saturday at Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi as the National Super League enter week nine.
During an exclusive interview with the Standard Sports on Friday, Odongo said the team is in form and hungry for more wins especially after edging out an experienced Migori Youth team last weekend.
“We a psyched up after the important win we registered last weekend. The team is slowly strong as we have been trying to build up the chemistry between our attack and defense especially after a slow start to the league,” he said.
Odongo, who is standing in for the injured team captain Regan Ojwang, said they have worked out their problems and fixed their attacking misses they experienced last week.
Despite Police form and table toppers status, Odongo said they believe in themselves and will be going out for blood.
“Police are the only side unbeaten in the league so far. We respect them for that and we will be going there knowing very well their defense is solid.\this means we have to take our chances, be clinical and defend well,” he added.
Hot Stars, also known as ‘Opuk’ill head into the game ranked sixth in the logs with 13 points, five points behind leaders Police with 18 points.
Other matches on Saturday will feature Vihiga Bullets hosting Coast Stima, Migori Youth welcoming Modern coast, Kibera Black Stars playing Nairobi Stima and APS Bomet tackling Mwatate.
In the lakeside city, former premier league outfit Kisumu All Stars will be seeking redemption when they welcome relegation threatened Mount Kenya at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.
All Stars, joint sixth in the standings with Hot Stars, is fresh from a 3-1 loss to third placed Talanta will be hoping to bounce back with a win against a struggling Mount Kenya side placed 19th in the log.
Vihiga Bullets FC vs Coast Stima FC Bukhungu Stadium | Kakamega 13:00
Migori Youth FC vs Modern Coast Rangers FC Migori Stadium | Migori 15:00
Kibera Black Stars FC vs Nairobi Stima FC Ligi Ndogo Grounds | Nairobi 15:00
Kenya Police FC vs Kisumu Hot Stars FC Ruaraka Grounds | Nairobi 15:00
APS Bomet FC vs Mwatate United FC Bomet Stadium | Bomet 15:00
Murang’a Seal FC vs Soy United FC St. Sebastian Park | Murang’a 15:00
Kisumu Allstars FC vs Mt. Kenya United FC Moi Stadium | Kisumu 15:00
Sony Sugar FC vs Fortune Sacco FC Gusii Stadium | Kisii 15:00
Silibwet FC vs Shabana FC Bomet Stadium | Bomet 15:00
MCF FC vs FC Talanta Ruaraka Grounds | Nairobi 15:00
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