Nzoia Sugar captain confident ahead of must-win City Stars clash

FKFPL Nzoia Sugar captain confident ahead of must-win City Stars clash

Festus Chuma 14:52 - 30.05.2023

The Sugar Millers are still bruised from a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Kariobangi Sharks.

Nzoia Sugar FC will be looking to save their slim hopes of winning their maiden Football Kenya Federation Premier League title when they take on Nairobi City Stars at Kasarani Annex on Saturday afternoon.

The Sugar Millers, who are third on the log, would miss out on continental football altogether if they do not beat City Stars as they will fail to close the gap between them and table leaders Tusker, who occupy the coveted Champions League spot.

Nzoia is still bruised from a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks, while City Stars will go into the match with a 2-1 comeback win against AFC Leopards.

Salim Babu's charges are keen to pursue their maiden league title, and their captain Humphrey Katasi says the morale is high in the camp.

"The mood is high in the camp. We are like a family at Nzoia Sugar. The guys know that we have important matches ahead of us starting with our trip to Nairobi this weekend. We are in a situation where we really have to test ourselves," he said.

Nzoia resumed training on Monday at Sudi Stadium, where their sponsors, led by Nzoia Sugar Limited's acting Managing Director Ezron Kotut, paid a morale-boosting visit.

"It was a great honor to host the acting managing director. His visit spurs us on and gives us a boost ahead of the remaining matches. We all really appreciate the message of support," Katasi noted.

The Sugar Millers trio Timothy Wahinga, Vincent Mahiga, and Leonard Kasembei were part of Monday's training. They recovered injuries that had kept them out of the field for several days before the last outing against the Sharks.

Nzoia have gathered 60 points from 31 matches and are only five behind leaders Tusker FC with just three matches remaining until the end of the campaign.