KCB coach impressed with key improvement against City Stars

KCB's Danson Chetambe celebrates his side's fourth goal. Photo credit: FKFPL

FKFPL KCB coach impressed with key improvement against City Stars

Mark Kinyanjui 10:26 - 30.10.2023

KCB tore apart Nairobi City Stars  4-1 despite going down to 10 men late in the game to climb to third in the table.

KCB FC assistant coach Elvis Ayany has expressed satisfaction at his side’s improvement from set-piece situations in the 4-1 win over Nairobi City Stars in a league match played at the Kasarani Annex on Sunday.

Nicholas Kipkirui, Haniff Wesonga, Francis Kahiro, and Danson Namasaka were on target for the Bankers with Kelvin Etemesi scoring the consolation for City Stars.

KCB ended the match one man down after Namasaka was sent off just five minutes after he had scored the fourth but the visitors could do so little in the final 10 minutes to make their numerical advantage count.

However, Ayany, who was stepping in for head coach Benard Mwalala after he lost his voice shouting instructions during the match, was pleased with the performance of his charges.

“We are very grateful with the performance today (Sunday), thankful that the boys have convincingly delivered three points,” Ayany said.

The Bankers scored their first two goals from set-piece situations, which left Ayany pleased with the improvement in efficiency after they had fired blanks against Ulinzi Stars seven days earlier.

“We are pleased with how the team is taking advantage of set-piece situations. Against Ulinzi, we got a lot of set-piece situations but failed to take full advantage of them.

“We however thank God that we managed to get those set pieces and we were able to convert them.”

Ayanyi has challenged his charges to keep the run going if they are to achieve their objective of winning the league title this season.

“We hope we can keep the run going. We hope the players will be able to keep stepping up, then it will be a good result because this is a marathon.”

KCB, with the big win, moved closer to Gor Mahia, as they are now third with 15 points. K'Ogalo are second with 16 points and failed to close in on Posta Ranges after they were held to a goalless draw by Bidco United on Saturday.

The Bankers will now train their eyes on struggling Sofapaka, whom they will meet on Wednesday during a mid-week clash.

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