Imbenzi cautiously optimistic ahead of league resumption

Imbenzi cautiously optimistic ahead of league resumption

Kakamega Homeboyz FC fans cheer their team against AFC Leopards SC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County on December 15, 2018. Kakamega Homeboyz Won 3-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/ Sportpicha LTD

  • Imbenzi has in the meantime challenged the football caretaker committee which has taken over running of the league from disbanded FKF, to clearly communicate fixture changes occasioned by the three-week break.
  • Homeboyz, Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars are the only teams yet to taste defeat after six rounds of matches.

Kakamega Homeboyz Team Manager Boniface Imbenzi is cautiously optimistic of keeping the fine form they posted in their opening fixtures of the current Kenyan Premier League season, when it resumes on Saturday.

Going by the early season results, Homeboyz are justifiably title hopefuls but Imbenzi admits the big test is keeping the mojo they have exhibited so far.

“We started very well, yes in the five matches we have played drawing only one and winning the rest, but we don’t know how it will pan out when we resume because we know not if we will still be in the same form as it were and remembering that we have not even played against the big four/five like Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards and Tusker and so we really don’t know how well they have prepared,” said Imbenzi.

Imbenzi has in the meantime challenged the football caretaker committee which has taken over running of the league from disbanded FKF, to clearly communicate fixture changes occasioned by the three-week break.

“The team is training as usual although we have not yet been given the league fixtures so that we may know the opponents we are supposed to play should we resume on December 4.

“We even don’t know if we are supposed to travel for an away match or it will be a home match for that reason. That said, we are ready for the task ahead,” Imbenzi concluded.

Homeboyz, Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars are the only teams yet to taste defeat after six rounds of matches, with the Bernard Mwalala coached side sitting fifth on the 18-team standings with 13 points, only one shy of leaders Gor Mahia.