Wazito banking on attack in KPL promotion bid


Wazito banking on attack in KPL promotion bid
Derrick Onyango (L) of Wazito FC contest for ball with Walter Omara of Kangemi All Stars FC during their National Super League (NSL) match at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi on December 09, 2018. Wazito FC won 1-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi - Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Wazito FC's charge in the National Super League (NSL) is showing no signs of stopping as the team bids for a straight return to the top flight having been relegated last season
  • The club is joint top of the NSL table, level with Ushuru FC on 38 points, although they trail on goal difference head of the final fixtures of round 18 that will have both feature on Monday

Wazito FC’s charge in the National Super League (NSL) is showing no signs of stopping as the team bids for a straight return to the top flight having been relegated last season.

The club is joint top of the NSL table, level with Ushuru FC on 38 points, although they trail on goal difference head of the final fixtures of round 18 that will have both feature on Monday.

With the promotion race bound to hot up as the season advances into the crucial stages, coach Mohammed D’Mchulla will be counting on Wazito’s attacking versatility to steer them back to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

“We don’t rely on one, two or three players to score. In modern football you can’t rely on one player to get you goals. You have got to diversify risks, and show everyone in the team they can do the job,” D’Mchulla told Citizen Digital.

While striker Derrick Onyango and midfielder Teddy Osok have been on hot scoring streaks with five apiece, the other 17 of their 27 goals this season have evenly been sourced from across the playing unit.

 

Onyango who was on a four-game scoring streak before their one-all draw with Administrative Police at Camp Toyoyo a week ago, is marveled by their fine run in front of goal, adding that their main role is to score and deliver match by match.

“The competition is tough. For you to get a slot, you must be really good and impress the coaches successfully from the training ground. If you are not consistent, then you will fall off the 18 slots a game available,” he said.

Midfield powerhouse David Oswe who has been a creative force shared the same sentiments.

“It’s tough to earn a number. There is no child’s play. You must work extra hard both during training and on your own to earn the stripes to represent the club in matches,” he stated.

A goal below the leading pair is front man David Orem who has four goals to his name already, Joseph Waithira follows is next with three goals, defenders Eugene Ambulwa and Dennis with three and a goal respectively.

Winger Victor Ndinya and striker Kennedy Ayako each have two goals to their names with Teddy Osok and Washington Munene leading the flooded assists pack.

As told by the figures, some serious business is going on at the Wazito camp. The unpredictability of the unit and style of play employed by head coach D’Mchulla seemingly are the ones to attribute to this.

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