FKF-PL: City Stars aim to build on impressive start

Fresh from defeating Bandari United in their third outing of the season, Kenya Premier League new boys Nairobi City Stars have trained their eyes on Thursday’s clash against fellow newcomers Bidco United. The team is keen to build on their bright start and push to finish higher in the league come the end of the season having won twice and lost once in their first three games of the season. Club director Samson Otieno says their victory against the dockers was a good way to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 loss against League leaders KCB in their second match of the season. “Bidco United is a different proposition now that we are playing in the elite league. “We know them because we have played them in the past but that does not make our job any easier. “They have made quality signings and they are going to play with all their might because they have not made a good start to life in the league.” City CEO Patrick Korir says the team is focused on putting together a consistent run of form that will help them become a force to reckon with. “We are grateful and humbled to have made a bright start but we will remain focused on our fixtures and what we will have to do to maintain a good run. “At the moment we are focused on a consistent run. We will assess our position after the first half of the season. “From there we will strategize on a strong finish.” Korir says the team’s strategic approach to scouting and signing players is paying off after Steve Njung’e, one of their preseason recruits from Wazito FC, staged a man of the match performance against Bandari. “We took around two months to find the right replacement for Levis Opiyo who left for Gor Mahia and we are happy we found the right one in Njung’e. “What we have seen from him in the first three games is a vindication of our meticulous approach to recruitments,” he said with a tinge of pride.

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