Njogu impressed with new signings as Thika fights to evade the chop


Njogu impressed with new signings as Thika fights to evade the chop
Thika United FC coach John Njogu reacts during their Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars FC at the Thika stadium on July 01, 2018. Ulinzi Stars FC won 2-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Thika United tactician John Njogu is upbeat that his side will duck relegation axe come the final day of the current campaign.
  • Ravaged by the exodus of its senior players including former skipper Dennis Odhiambo who left for Sofapaka, the Thika Municipal-based side struggled before picking a morale-boosting 1-1 draw on the road against Kakamega Homeboyz at the weekend.

Thika United tactician John Njogu is upbeat that his side will duck relegation axe come the final day of the current campaign.

Ravaged by the exodus of its senior players including former skipper Dennis Odhiambo who left for Sofapaka, the Thika Municipal-based side struggled before picking a morale-boosting 1-1 draw on the road against Kakamega Homeboyz at the weekend.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Njogu hinted that his charges will use the weekend game as the standard gauge in their bid to save their Premier League status.

“That was a morale-boosting draw even though I feel we should have won,” he observed.

“We will aim to get good results even if getting draws will get us out of the drop zone.”

Njogu is banking on his new recruits to hit the ground running as the league nears the homestretch.

The team’s recent trip to Kakamega gave Njogu an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of the recent recruits, and he confesses he’s impressed.

“The new signings are adapting to our style of play and I think going forward we should expect them to do even better.

“The boys are young and holding a team the size of Homeboyz only confirms their excellent quality,” he added.

Thika is 19th in the league with 20 points, a point adrift of safety.

“Our unique strategy to ensuring we survive is taking one game after another. At the moment we’re preparing for the Nakumatt game. This is a side that is not too far ahead of us since they are on 25 points. So if we win against them, we will narrow the gap.”

The other two teams battling to stay afloat in the league are bottom placed Wazito FC and 16th placed Vihiga United.

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