Amboko decries fixture spacing ahead of tricky test with Rangers
- Nairobi City Stars head coach John Amboko has decried fixture spacing as they prepare to visit Modern Coast Rangers in a National Super League clash set to be played at Serani Sports ground in Mombasa this Friday.
- According to Amboko, the return trip to Mombasa, barely four days after another league assignment against Coast Stima, is taking toll on his players.
Nairobi City Stars head coach John Amboko has decried fixture spacing as they prepare to visit Modern Coast Rangers in a National Super League clash set to be played at Serani Sports ground in Mombasa this Friday.
According to Amboko, the return trip to Mombasa, barely four days after another league assignment against Coast Stima, is taking toll on his players.
Speaking to Citizen Digital, the tactician blamed Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for poor fixture arrangement noting that this is creating fatigue amongst his players.
“Sometimes you question these guys who arrange the fixtures. We have been to Mombasa in our last game and we now have to travel again to Mombasa, this is not fair at all. So this won’t be an easy match for us(against Modern Coast) because any team which plays at home is going for the maximum points but we are also going to make it tough for them,” lamented Amboko.
“We need to win first, we need good results, and I don’t want to talk about it (promotion to KPL) right now but why not? It’s possible if we can close the gap with those on top of the table.”
Asked on when he expects his side to register their first win of the season, he equipped: “We are almost there, I feel its sooner than later. Maybe it can be against Modern.”
City will be meeting a manager-less Modern who recently parted ways with their head coach Abdul Naseer Kassim .
Kassim attributed his exit from the club to “bad leadership”. With six games already played both sides will hope to turn around their season in what could be a mouth watering clash.
The visitors are placed 16th on the table with three points while the hosts sit bottom on the log with one point after five games.
At the same time, club CEO Herbert Kungah is confident that the team can post impressive result in the weekend assignment
NSL Friday Fixtures
Kangemi All Stars vs Coast Stima – Camp Toyoyo(11am)
Wazito vs Eldoret Youth –Camp Toyoyo(2pm)
Ushuru vs Shabana –Ruaraka grounds (3pm)
Migori Youth vs Kisumu All Stars – Awendo Green Stadium (3pm)
Green Commandos vs Nairobi Stima – Bukhungu Stadium (3pm)
Kibera Black Stars vs Bidco United – Camp Toyoyo (4.15pm)
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