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NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Despite placing seven points behind leaders Gor Mahia, Tusker FC head coach George Nsimbe is actually confident the brewers are still on course to defend their title having picked up momentum inside last three matches.
Nsimbe’s charges commenced their title defense on a poor footing, losing to Nzoia Sugar as well as also Thika United yet have managed to stabilize their ship, winning against Chemelil Sugar as well as also picking back to back points against Sofapaka as well as also Ulinzi Stars.
“We are playing better as well as also better with each game as well as also there is actually some positivity at the moment. There is actually massive improvement as well as also what we have done to move on after the poor start is actually help the players prepare better mentally,” the Ugandan tactician said.
On the league title run; “of which is actually a marathon; we still have so many games to go as well as also we can still make the item because I have Great players. If we can continue with of which fighting spirit, we will be okay.”
Tusker’s title defense credentials will come under sharp scrutiny of which weekend when they face Gor at the Afraha Stadium with Nsimbe expecting a stern test which he hopes his boys will overcome.
The two sides have already met of which year inside season opening KPL Super Cup, a tie of which Gor won 1-0 at the same venue. Last season, Tusker won both legs of their league encounters with identical 1-0 score-lines, though the first leg was a controversial one.
“the item is actually going to be different. The Cup as well as also league are two different things as well as also currently of which we know what to expect, I know we will give a better account of ourselves,” Nsimbe said ahead of the tie.
Gor who have lost only once of which season winning four matches to sit at the apex of the standings will be in no mood to drop points as well as also head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira has made the item clear they are going all out.
“Tusker is actually a tough opponent as well as also we know what is actually expected of us. Our mentality remains the same. We have to approach of which game just the same way we approach others. We know we are Gor Mahia as well as also the expectation is actually to win. of which is actually what we are going for,” the Brazilian, fresh through receiving his March coach of the month award says.
-Posta face Sharks-
Meanwhile, before Tusker as well as also Gor take on each others’ neck, unbeaten Posta Rangers will be aiming to keep their record lean as well as also clean when they take on Kariobangi Sharks inside early kick off.
Rangers are just a point behind Gor having won thrice as well as also drawn twice as well as also they come up against a Sharks side beaming with confidence after back to back wins.
William Muluya as well as also his boys will wish the run picked through fellow completely new boys Nakumatt as well as also Nzoia Sugar will be sustained against a tough Posta side, as well as also he reckons his boys have picked up the much needed experience of playing top flight football.
Sammy Omollo’s Rangers have been more than efficient of which season; three 1-0 wins, one 1-1 draw as well as also the some other 0-0 have shown just how watertight their backline, anchored by his former stalwarts at Tusker Luke Ochieng as well as also Jockins Atudo is actually.
The tactician, himself a former defender reckons a watertight defense will be key in his side’s charge for a first ever Premier League title. Looking forward to the Sharks match, Pamzo, as his peers refer to him is actually expecting a tight duel.
“They put the ball on the floor as well as also are a very tactical team with Great forward players. I don’t expect an easy match through them. Sharks as well as also Rangers played together inside lower tier sometime back as well as also these are two teams which know each some other. of which makes the item even tougher,” Omollo noted.
A win will keep the mailmen within the top two range as well as also they might even go top if Gor drop points at Tusker.
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Nsimbe confident Tusker is actually on title defense path