•Migori Youth coach Ojienda added than seven of the first team players have played together at the Migori Youth Talent Academy since they were 10 years.
•Nairobi City Stars battled to a 1-1 draw against Mt Kenya United while Migori Youth got a walkover after FC Talanta failed to show up for their game at Awendo Green Stadium for their game.
Migori Youth coach Robert Ojienda has exuded confidence that his team will end Nairobi City Stars' unbeaten run when the two sides clash tomorrow at Hope Centre.
The youthful side has gone nine games unbeaten and Ojienda is keen to maintain his impressive run. “We lost our first two games against Vihiga United and Bidco United. After the two games, we worked on our defensive frailties which have seen us go nine matches unbeaten,” said Ojienda.
He added: “We are on the right track and the boys must keep their feet on the ground and continue fighting.”
Ojienda said seven of the first team players have played together at the Migori Youth Talent Academy since they were 10 years. “Our youth structures are bearing fruits,” he noted.
Ahead of tomorrow's encounter, Ojienda said City Stars will be under pressure. “I'm not afraid of playing big teams. We are not under any pressure and my aim is to get maximum points. Getting three points from big teams is not strange to me,” said the coach.
Ojienda, however, noted that the team is, unfortunately, facing serious financial challenges. “We rely on well-wishers to honour our home and away matches. However, despite the financial difficulties, I'm confident this team can qualify for the Kenya Premier League. Nothing is impossible when you believe,” the coach noted.
In last weekend's matches, Nairobi City Stars battled to a 1-1 draw against Mt Kenya United while Migori Youth got a walkover after FC Talanta failed to show up for their game at Awendo Green Stadium.
Second-placed Bidco United will welcome Vihiga United at Thika Stadium in the first of a double-header as from 1 pm. In the second game, Murang'a Seal entertain Mt Kenya United at 3 pm while at Camp Toyoyo, Talanta and Ushuru will face off.
Coast Stima will look to return to winning ways when the power men welcome Vihiga Bullets at Mbaraki Sports Club. Last weekend, Coast Stima lost 1-0 against Shabana at Gusii Stadium.
Eldoret Youth who replaced defunct Northern Wanderers will host sixth-placed Shabana at Eldoret ASK showground. Shabana's coach Andrew Kanuli will be keen to improve the team's away record. Shabana have only won one and drawn one game away in 11 matches.
St. Joseph's Youth host third-placed Nairobi Stima at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru while at Kericho Green Stadium, it will be an Administration Police Service derby between APS Bomet and Administration Police.
Mohammed Mchulla's Modern Coast Rangers will be up against Fortune Sacco as Kenya Police battle it out with Kibera Black Stars.