Head coach David Ouma faced the club’s media for a preview of the Nzoia Sugar match on Sunday. 

Read more for a full transcript of the manager’s pre-match interview.

On getting back to winning ways:
It has been a collective responsibility of everyone at the club. We have been pushing harder in our past matches than we have been unlucky, but I knew it was only a matter of time. 

On how important a City Stars win is to the team:
Facing a strong team and getting maximum points from a side that has been doing well in the league is a morale booster for the squad. The Sunday win was important because we really needed to get back to winning ways because we have a target of finishing the league in some respectable position. 

On the Nzoia Sugar tie:
We are facing a revitalized side who have made it difficult for their opponents to collect full points. They are solid at the back and equally dangerous on the attack. I know we’ll have limited space because they’ll sit back and try to hit us on the counter, but we’ll handle the millers the same way we’ve handled our previous opponents. Nzoia will not be easy, but we hope to make it two out of two on Sunday.

On consistency
Football is about making use of your chances and being consistent with your performance. We have been drawing, but we finally got back to winning ways, and there is no better feeling than winning more matches. This will only call for more responsibility from the players and utilizing all the chances that come our way. I believe if we can work on the consistency bit, then we will achieve our target by the end of the season. 

On team news
Reports from our medical department indicate that we have two injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s fixture. David Kingatua continues with his rehabilitation while Kelvin Otieno joins him on the sidelines having suffered a groin injury.

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