Covid-19 hit Homeboyz ready to shine again, says Shimanyula


Covid-19 hit Homeboyz ready to shine again, says Shimanyula
Kakamega Homeboyz FC coach Nicholas Muyoti reacts against AFC Leopards SC during their Kenya premier league match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on April 10,2019.Photo/Oliver Amanda/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kakamega Homeboyz’ stuttering run of form in the FKF Premier League this season has been been occasioned by effects of the Covid-19 which rocked the side, says chairman Cleophas ‘Toto’ Shimanyula
  • The Kakamega-based team finished second last season behind champions Gor Mahia but failed to pick up from where they stopped after registering a disappointing one win in seven matches in the 2020-2021 season

Kakamega Homeboyz’ stuttering run of form in the FKF Premier League this season has been been occasioned by effects of the Covid-19 which rocked the side, says chairman Cleophas ‘Toto’ Shimanyula.

The Kakamega-based team finished second last season behind champions Gor Mahia but failed to pick up from where they stopped after registering a disappointing one win in seven matches in the 2020-2021 season.

According to Shimanyula, the team is now in good shape after seven players who tested positive to corona returned negative results and are back in full training.

“Things will be okay, the problem was corona that affected nine of our first eleven which dealt a huge blow to the team.

We have been forced to use youthful players most of whom are school boys and this will automatically become a challenge to any team that undergoes such a setback”, Shimanyula said adding,

“Only Allan Wanga was the experienced player of the eleven in our last four matches but now the affected arsenals are back in training and you will start seeing good results”.

Shimanyula has consequently lifted the pressure off the shoulders of head coach Nicholas Muyoti by acknowledging the need for patience.

“If the entire defence, midfield and striking departments were weakened and that means that what we had last season is not what we have been using in our last four matches.

Therefore patience is a necessity in such a situation and I want to assure you that in the following two three matches you will bear me witness,” Shimanyula sounded a warning to Homeboyz opponents lined up to face them.

Homeboyz who silenced Bidco United in a 3-0 win at Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega only their second win after defeating Vihiga United in their opener are lined up to lock horns with hosts Wazito FC on Friday.

Homeboyz now sit twelfth on eight points after a round of eight matches.

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