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NATIONAL SUPER LEAGUE

Kenya Police eye redemption after last weekend's walkover

Since Mutinda took over from Charles 'Korea' Omondi, Police have been gunning down opponents, winning five of their last seven matches

In Summary

• Police failed to honour their last duel away to Vihiga United amid  rumours that they are set to be merged with the Administration Police team which also plies its trade in the National Super League.

•Bidco have gathered 28 points, three shy of second-placed Vihiga United who accost APS Bomet at the Kericho Green Stadium.

Mt Kenya United's Samson Ndegwa shields the ball from Kenya Police's Alvin Odoyo during their yesterday's match at Camp Toyoyo
Mt Kenya United's Samson Ndegwa shields the ball from Kenya Police's Alvin Odoyo during their yesterday's match at Camp Toyoyo
Image: ERICK BARASA

Kenya Police head coach Gregory Mutinda has challenged his players to put behind last weekend's tribulations and hunt their sixth win in eight matches when they play Bidco United at Camp Toyoyo today.

Police failed to honour their duel, away to Vihiga United, amid rumours that they are set to be merged with the Administration Police FC team which also ply their trade in the National Super League.

Since Mutinda took over from Charles 'Korea' Omondi, Police have been gunning down, winning five and sharing spoils once, with the weekend walkover soiling their near-perfect record.

Korea, who is muscling for the FKF Nairobi West branch chairman's seat, relinquished his head coach roles on medical grounds.

Mutinda wants his charges to rise above last weekend's setback, believed to have been due to financial constraints, and fry Bidco — who will be aiming to go second.

Bidco have 28 points, three shy of second-placed Vihiga United, who accost APS Bomet at the Kericho Green Stadium.

Police will miss the services of Clinton Kinanga and David Okiki who are sidelined.

“We had a good run before the walkover. Since I took over, I have never lost and I urge the boys to give this match 100 hundred per cent in concentration to help us rekindle our momentum," said Mutinda.

"We have had a few challenges but that will not curtail our objectives for the season. I have also heard rumours that all police teams will be merged but it is yet to be made formal. I will miss Okiki and Kinanga, who are injured, but it's not a blow to us since we have replacements who are equal to the task.”

In other matches set for the day,  Nairobi City Stars will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run when they face Modern Coast Rangers at the Serani grounds. City Stars top the league with 34 points while Rangers are placed 17th with 10.

Ushuru confront debutants Murang'a Seal at Thika Stadium, while financially struggling FC Talanta are lined to play St Joseph Youth at Afraha Stadium.

Tomorrow, Nairobi Stima welcome Vihiga Bullets at the Karuturi grounds while Administration Police host Migori Youth at Camp Toyoyo. Fortune Sacco play Shabana at the Thika Stadium as Kibera Black Stars play Mt Kenya United at Hope Centre.