KCB assistant coach Ayani credits March break for scoring resurgence in FKF Cup

FOOTBALL KCB assistant coach Ayani credits March break for scoring resurgence in FKF Cup

Mark Kinyanjui 14:02 - 31.03.2024

The KCB coach has expressed relief after taking note of the aspect his charges have improved on during three-week March break in win over Bidco.

KCB coach Elvis ‘Valdo’ Ayani has revealed the biggest aspect his charges have improved on during the three-week March break following their 3-1 FKF Cup victory over Bidco United on Saturday.

The Bankers have not been depositing points in their league account but appear to be at their best in the cup whose winner gets a direct ticket to the CAF Confederation Cup.

KCB broke the deadlock in the ninth minute through Derrick Otanga with Philemon Nyakwaka doubling the advantage in the 20th minute.

Nyakwaka, a mid-season signing from National Super League side Mara Sugar has two goals in the competition as he opened his account in the round of 32 against MOFA.

Centre-back Haniff Wesonga capitalized on Bidco’s slow start in the first half to net the third for KCB in the 36th minute.

Jacob Onyango pulled one back for Bicdo in the dying minutes of the game.

Ayani expressed gratitude towards his players for their dedication and efforts, emphasizing the importance of breaking their goalscoring drought. 

“It is a big reward for the work that we have been doing in the three weeks,” Ayani said.

“We thank the players for their efforts and we are relieved that we got to score goals. We were not scoring goals before, but we are thankful to have broken  our goalscoring duck.”

The victory in the FKF Cup holds special significance for KCB, not only for the tangible result but also for the renewed confidence and momentum it brings to the team. 

Ayani acknowledged the unique approach his team adopts for cup competitions, recognizing the heightened sense of competition and the need for a different mindset.

“In the FKF Cup, we approach things differently. We will approach that game as it is. Everything is about competition, so we pray to God that things will count in our favor.”

The coach's words reflect a blend of satisfaction, determination, and humility, showcasing his appreciation for the team's efforts while also recognizing the challenges that lie ahead. 

With renewed vigor and a newfound ability to find the back of the net, KCB stands poised to make further strides in their quest for success.

As they continue their journey in the FKF Cup and beyond, KCB will draw upon the lessons learned and the improvements made during the March break. The team is primed to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals on the pitch.