Bidco leaving nothing to chance in promotion bid
Ahead of their National Super League clash with Coast Stima tomorrow, Bidco United head coach Anthony Akhulia has cautioned his charges against any form of complacency saying it will only hurt their promotion chances.
The team is placed third in the NSL log with 28 points after round 13, and they are leaving nothing for chance as they aim to realize their ambitions this season.
The Del Monte grounds based outfit missed promotion by a staggering 15 points last season.
However, they seem ready to deliver the goods this time round with a bright start to the season, only serving to underline their intent so far into the 2019/20 season.
Akhulia says their weekend triumph over fellow promotion hopefuls Ushuru FC was a timely shot in the arm after last weekend’s slump against Vihiga United.
“We played very well and managed to beat Ushuru FC, which is among the best teams in the league. It was a good result for us, given that we had lost the previous game to Vihiga United.
“The victory kept us in the leading park, which is a good thing.
“It means we are in the league to compete and not just participate,” he added.
The biggest nemesis to their promotion bid appears to be in the in-form runaway leaders City Stars, who opened a six-point lead at the apex of the table with their weekend 1-0 victory over FC Talanta.
He says the team will use the ‘one game at a time’ approach to catch up with City.
“We aim to keep them on their toes and maintain our position in the leading park. Three points will be taken away from City Stars since they played Northern Wanderers, who are no longer in the league.
“I believe we will move closer to them as the season wears on.
“Our approach is to go one game after another. The most important thing is to win all our games.
“At the end of the season, we will gauge our position when we have given it our all,” he asserted.
He says he expects an epic showdown against Coast Stima tomorrow with the two teams scoring seven goals between them in their last meeting.
“Coast Stima is a very good side. Last time we played them, we won 4-3 in a very entertaining game.
“I expect that to be the case tomorrow,” he concluded.
NSL Match Day 13 Fixture Summary
Nairobi Stima vs Kibera Black Stars Karuturi grounds- 1.00pm.
Modern Coast Rangers vs Migori Youth Serani grounds 3.00pm.
St Joseph Youth vs Mt. Kenya United Afraha Stadium- 3.00pm.
Administration Police vs Fortune Sacco Camp Toyoyo- 3.00pm.
Coast Stima vs Bidco United Mbaraki Sports Club -3.00pm.
APS Bomet vs Shabana Kericho Green Stadium- 3.00pm.
Kenya Police vs Vihiga Bullets Karuturi Grounds -3.00pm
Murang’a Seal vs FC Talanta Thika Stadium- 3.00pm
Nairobi City Stars vs Ushuru Hope Center- 3.00pm