Managerless Shabana eyes league leaders Posta Rangers’ scalp

FKFPL Managerless Shabana eyes league leaders Posta Rangers’ scalp

Mark Kinyanjui 09:00 - 25.11.2023

Shabana will be seeking to keep their momentum going when they play league leaders Posta Rangers at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday.

Managerless Shabana will be seeking to continue where they left off in their last league match against Nzoia Sugar when they face surprise league leaders Posta Rangers at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Glamour Boys have been incoherent over the last couple of weeks after a string of poor results, which left their management with no choice but to oust Sam Okoth, who himself had been angling for a move away several times over the month since their heavy loss to Ulinzi Stars in late October.

Shabana sit 14th on the table after 11 games with 10 points, just literally one above the relegation places, while Posta Rangers remain top on 22 points after 11 games, despite drawing their last three games.

Interim coach Oscar Kambona has revealed he is targeting at least 12 points by the end of the first leg which will be crucial in the team avoiding relegation at the end of the campaign.

“We are all going out for a win which will be good for us because our target in the first leg is 12 points which will put us in a comfortable position to stay in the Premier League,” said Kambona.

“The management has been very supportive and I cannot see any challenge at the moment. The only thing was our training ground. We had to switch because the rains were heavy and making the pitch soggy.”

On the other side of the coin, Posta Rangers will be hoping they can get a win to keep their momentum as league leaders going.

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Rangers are not top of the table by fluke, they have been playing a position-based attacking brand of football that has taken everyone by surprise by blowing teams away, but over the last couple of weeks they have been dealt injury and suspension blows to some of their key players.

Vincent Wasambo, who has been influential playing in between the pockets, missed the last couple of games through injury but will be hoping to be available for the match, while captain Kennedy Owino should be back after serving a one-game suspension in their last match.

“We are only concerned with what we are doing which we are happy with. It is not about others, we have our own destiny, so we will let others focus on that.

Kamau said when asked whether he was worried about Gor Mahia and Murang’a Seal’s threat, with both sides second and third respectively, just a point behind them.

The match will kick off at 1 PM and will be televised live on Azam TV