SCORPIONS CAUTIOUS

Strathmore eager to maintain momentum against Lakers

Scorpions have a 100 percent record after four matches following their blistering start to the season.

In Summary

• Scorpions are tipped to dethrone Blazers from the title after their statement victory against the record champions early in the season but Senge downplayed their chances.

•The former decade-long serving national men's team coach wants officials to be fair in their judgment, adding that some past decisions have gone against them, especially outside Nairobi.

Blazer's Caroline Guchu contests for the ball with Gilly Okumu of Strathmore during their KHU Premier League clash at City Park Stadium
Blazer's Caroline Guchu contests for the ball with Gilly Okumu of Strathmore during their KHU Premier League clash at City Park Stadium
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Strathmore Scorpions coach Meshack Senge has cautioned his charges against complacency as they prepare for Lakers in Kisumu in the women's Premier League match this weekend.

Table-topping Scorpions face a tricky outing after the lakeside club established themselves as the hardest team to beat in their backyard. 

Scorpions have a 100 percent record after four matches following their blistering start to the season.

 Lakers, on the other hand, have won, drawn and lost one match apiece to stay sixth in the seven-team league.

"Lakers are a good side and boost players who graced the recently concluded Commonwealth Games. The team's overall quality can't be underestimated either. Therefore, we need to put in a good shift," Senge offered.

"We have done everything possible to get a result. We have also planned accordingly in regard to our strengths and weaknesses and I hope the girls will live up to expectations."

Scorpions are tipped to dethrone Blazers from the title after their statement victory against the record champions early in the season but Senge downplayed their chances.

"It's not our space to look at what the table says. We want to win our matches and whatever happens, happens."

The former decade-long serving national men's team coach wants officials to be fair in their judgment, adding that some past decisions have gone against them, especially outside Nairobi.

"We have suffered in the past. I feel we have been victims of biased officiating and this has to stop."

Blazers, third on the log, tackle Wolverines on Saturday before squaring it out with Sailors. Blazers have won twice, drawn once and lost once to mark a mixed start to their season.

Winless Sailors have registered three draws and a pair of losses to remain rooted at the foot of the table.

In the men's cadre, high-flyers Butali Warriors face Wazalendo looking to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches. A defensive vulnerability has been Wazalendo's challenge and despite sitting third, the South 'B' based side has shipped in 18 goals and has a negative goal difference. trathmore Gladiators lock horns with Western Jaguars in Kakamega, Saturday.

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