Muluya hopeful Sharks will be consistent in KPL run


Kariobangi Sharks FC coach William Muluya (L) and Gor Mahia FC counterpart Dylan Kerr reacts ...
Kariobangi Sharks FC coach William Muluya (L) and Gor Mahia FC counterpart Dylan Kerr reacts during their SportPesa Shield Quarterfinals match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 02, 2018. Sharks FC won 4-2 on post-match penalties. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • After enduring a difficult start into the current Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season, Kariobangi Sharks are gradually creeping back to form much to the relive of head coach William Muluya.
  • Sharks have only won four matches in 20 outings, notably two of the wins coming in their last two matches, a signal of a steady rise from the difficult spell characterised by seven draws and a whopping nine losses.
  • Notably, only eight points separate the Muluya coached side with the bottom placed Kisumu All-Stars, a reflection of a terrible season Sharks have swam in hitherto. 

After enduring a difficult start into the current Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season, Kariobangi Sharks are gradually creeping back to form much to the relive of head coach William Muluya.

Sharks have only won four matches in 20 outings, notably two of the wins coming in their last two matches, a signal of a steady rise from the difficult spell characterised by seven draws and a whopping nine losses.

Notably, only eight points separate the Muluya coached side with the bottom placed Kisumu All-Stars, a reflection of a terrible season Sharks have swam in hitherto.

Muluya is however keeping faith there is no going back after the wins against KCB and newbies All -Stars, saying some there is a major change in his team.

“I’d say the playing unit is now working well. We needed to have a change in mentality so everyone is tightening his belt. There were those players who were not performing well but are now performing. At least we can see some improvements. It’s the second leg of the campaign and I think the team realised that,” the former Mathare United Team Manager said.

What looks certain at least from the spectators’ point of view is the impact the January transfer window signings have had on the team’s play.

Notable additions of Derrick Onyango and Peter Lwassa have not only added flair to the team but also brought in the much-needed grit of grinding out results.  Lwassa grabbed a brace in the 8-1 Kisumu All-Stars demolition while Onyango has shown glimpses of the quality in Sharks colours.

Kariobangi Sharks forward Duke Abuya celebrates scoring his opening goal against Everton FC. (PHOTO/Sportpicha)

“Unfortunately, Derrick picked up an injury in our game against Kisumu All-stars but Lwassa is working well and I’m happy.”

Muluya was however keen to note the entire team’s contribution in enabling his side’s upward spiral of results.

Following the exits of highly rated Sydney Lokale and Duke Abuya who moved to clubs in Finland and Zambia respectively, Muluya has praised his youngsters for picking up from where the two left.

“Their departure left an opening for the younger players to get a chance to show what they can offer and they have delivered when called upon. The team is working well and we are hoping for better results going forward. We promise to make our fans happy,” a calm Muluya averred.

Sharks next play Western Stima away to Kisumu on February 22, hoping to sustain their recent wins that have accounted to 50 percent of their total win s in the 2019/20 campaign.

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