KPL title not yet in range, says Posta Rangers coach

Posta Rangers FC Sammy 'Pamzo' Omollo follow the proceedings during their SportPesa Premier League match ...
Posta Rangers FC Sammy 'Pamzo' Omollo follow the proceedings during their SportPesa Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz FC at the Mumias Complex Stadium on April 01, 2017.The match ended 1-1. Photo/Oliver Ananda/

Posta Rangers Head Coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo is keeping his ambitions in check despite a sterling start to their 2017 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.

The Rangers are second on the KPL log after five rounds, just one point behind domestic giants Gor Mahia FC and while they remain one of only two sides yet to lose a match this term, Pamzo declined to comment on talk they could have a real shot at the title.

The former Tusker FC tactician has barely been at the club for four months yet has instigated a winning mentality within the squad that has won three of their five league matches and boast a league-low one goal conceded thus far.

“Our plans are working we had a great preseason the new players adopted quickly and whatever we are doing now is double work on match days and that’s why we are witnessing these good results,” the former Kenyan international told Citizen Digital.

Pamzo, who coached Zetech University before he was hired to replace Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno last year in November, maintained there are a lot of areas that need improving.

“We are creating many chances and not converting them to goals and I know there will be games that will depend on those small margins. We have great and healthy competition in every position and we want to use that to find a solution to this problem,” he added

With clashes against AFC Leopards, Gor and defending champions Tusker still ahead of them, Pamzo stressed their true test is yet to come.

“These are games that will define how strong we are. The newly promoted teams are also very unpredictable hence they require maximum attention but when you test yourself against the league favorites that’s when you can gauge yourself. These are games we are looking forward to.

“I am sure of a good season and to us a successful season will be to improve from where we left last season. We can’t say we are going to win the title after five games, but we want to finish the first half of the season at the position that we currently hold,” the league-winning coach said.

This weekend, he will guided his charges against a resurgent Kariobangi Sharks side as they look to extend their unbeaten run.

“They have started badly but have won their last two games. They are improving game by game therefore we will have to be wary of them,” he underscored.

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