Just seven matches played but confident Saleh smells the title
- Only seven matches could have been played in the 2018 National Super League campaign but Bidco FC head coach Leonard Saleh already smells the league title.
- Bidco thrashed Administration Police 2-0 on Saturday to continue their good run, topping the log on 14 points after seven rounds of matches.
Only seven matches could have been played in the 2018 National Super League campaign but Bidco FC head coach Leonard Saleh already smells the league title.
Bidco thrashed Administration Police 2-0 on Saturday to continue their good run, topping the log on 14 points after seven rounds of matches.
And though it’s a neck-and-neck race at the summit of the log with second-placed Western Stima, Kibera Black Stars and Kisumu All – all tied on 14 points, Saleh maintains that the goal, at the end of the term, is to be crowned champions.
“Our main aim is to feature in the Kenya Premier League next season and it means we must win the NSL this year. I have strong faith in my boys that they will deliver this,” he said, adding that, “I am thinking that we are growing in every game. The pivotal thing is to make sure we register a win in each game.”
Saleh who succeeded immediate former AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano added that the secret to success this far is scoring early in the first as was the case when they won against Administration Police last weekend.
“Against Administration Police, we scored all our goals in the first half and defended the lead. This is what I want to inculcate in our subsequent matches. It is a good way of securing a win.”
With barely two months in charge, Saleh insists that he hasn’t known his players well, and is promising to be even blazing hot once he knows his players’ strengths and weaknesses.
“It’s very early to say which position needs to be worked on. I have not used all my players though I believe they are young and come the end of the first round I will understand them better. For now, we need to improve in the striking,” added Saleh.
Bidco face an acid test against Western Stima this weekend in a top in the table clash. Both sides are tied at the summit of the log on 14 points.
Kibera Black Stars and Kisumu All-Stars are third and fourth respectively on 14 points each too.
Sunday 18th March 2018
Kisumu All-Stars 1-0 Nakuru All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo)
Green Commandoes 4-1 Isibania (Bukhungu Stadium)
Nairobi City Stars 1-0 Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo)
Saturday 17th March 2018
Coast Stima 3-0 Ushuru (Mbaraki SportsClub)
St Joseph Youth 0-0 KCB (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru)
Kibera Black Stars 1-1 Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo)
Bidco United 2-0 Administration Police (Thika Stadium)
GFE 105 0-1Western Stima (Sudi Stadium)
Nairobi Stima 2-2 Modern Coast Rangers (Camp Toyoyo)
Administration Police 2-1 GFE 105 (Camp Toyoyo)
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