Like conjoined twins, Muhoroni and Agro fight ‘eternal life’ for safety


Muhoroni Youth FC fans cheer their team against Bandari FC during their GOtv Shield quarter-finals ...
Muhoroni Youth FC fans cheer their team against Bandari FC during their GOtv Shield quarter-finals match at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi Kenya on November 15, 2015. Bandari FC won 4-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

It’s a tough time to be associated with either Mohoroni Youth or Agrochemicals, or both.

The two, like Siamese twins, are conjoined in a battle to evade the dreaded relegation axe that is looming over their heads like a bad dream.

You see, as Agrochemicals fight an eternal life to evade relegation from the National Super League, Muhoroni, their neighbours in Awasi, are caught up in the same web, fighting tooth and nail for safety in the Kenyan Premier League.

And at the foothills of Got Alila where the two are located, it seems a sombre mood has engulfed their football mad fans, with fears that their beloved teams could soon go under.

At position 17 on 27 points, and with only five matches to the end of the campaign in the second division, pressure is piling up on Agro.

Allan Omondi (L) of Agrochemicals FC tackles Endriseh Job of KCB FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at Camp Toyoyo Stadium on December 3, 2016. Agrochemicals FC won 2-1. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
Allan Omondi (L) of Agrochemicals FC tackles Endriseh Job of KCB FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at Camp Toyoyo Stadium on December 3, 2016. Agrochemicals FC won 2-1. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha

There is also St. Joseph FC, who are a slot above them but on equal points. At position 18 is Administration Police (27 points) who are also in the mix, and so is rock bottom Mosca(15 points), who are all  fighting for their lives.

And with two automatic demolition slots up on the cards, Agro knows too well that they are not safe and must fight to the bitter end. This scenario has made the players, fans and technical bench edgy.

 “Relegation is real but there is also a possibility of avoiding it by focusing on the remaining matches. We are not the only ones fighting relegation,” Agro’s coach, Paul Ogai, told Citizen Digital in an interview.

Ogai who quit his role at Palos to join Agrochemicals added: “I joined the team when it had less than 10 points, but now we have 27. That means that l have put in some effort.”

On the other hand, Muhoroni find themselves rock bottom of the KPL table with 25 points from 29 matches.

Muhoroni Youth FC chairman Moses Adagala follow action against Thika United FC during their KPL Under 20 Championships at Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Nairobi Kenya on April 19, 2016. Muhoroni Youth FC won 2-1. Photo/Sportpicha.
Muhoroni Youth FC chairman Moses Adagala follow action against Thika United FC during their KPL Under 20 Championships at Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Nairobi Kenya on April 19, 2016. Muhoroni Youth FC won 2-1. Photo/Sportpicha.

With five matches to go, the future looks bleak and they will probably need more than a miracle to evade the axe.

The campaign has been hard for Muhoroni who have leaped from one calamity to the other. From a court battle to safeguard their place in the top-tier after they were demoted by FKF for failing to comply with the stringent Caf- Club Licensing rules, to player unrest, the end seems nigh for the Awasi based side.

As to whether they evade the axe, only time will tell.

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