• Tore Bore are dangling precariously in the red zone of the Kenyan Premier table where they remain rooted second from the bottom after managing a paltry seven points from an astounding 10 outings.
• Meanwhile, things look rosy on the other side of the horizon where Murang’a Seal have experienced nothing short of a plain sailing season thus far.
Enraged Shabana FC fans are up in arms with the technical bench, the players, the management, the sponsors, and everyone else they perceive to be behind the side’s dismal performance.
Tore Bore are dangling precariously in the red zone of the Kenyan Premier table where they remain rooted second from the bottom after managing a paltry seven points from an astounding 10 outings.
Having put up a decent fight against champions Gor Mahia at Moi Stadium, Kasarani last Wednesday where they lost by a narrow 1-0 margin, there were heightened expectations for the team to run over Bandari at Mbaraki Sports Club.
However, the Kisii-based side suffered yet another heartwrenching 2-1 defeat at the hands of their coastal opponents, which sent the fans berserk.
Smitten by their fifth defeat of the season, the fans attempted to access the dressing room, demanding to have a word with the perceived enemies of the club’s progress.
However, beleaguered head coach Sammy Okoth has renewed his clarion call to the embittered fans to exercise restraint and patience in the wake of their torrid run on the top-flight stage.
“Assembling a successful team takes time and the fans need to appreciate all the efforts that have gone into building a squad that was good enough to secure promotion,” Okoth said.
Meanwhile, things look rosy on the other side of the horizon where Murang’a Seal have experienced nothing short of a plain sailing season thus far.
Unlike Shabana, Seal who also secured promotion in the preceding season, have had a series of bumper harvests in their fixtures. The newbies continued to stamp authority on the top-flight after rallying from behind to secure another convincing 2-1 victory over pre-match favourites Tusker in a fiercely-contested Kenyan Premier League clash at St. Sebastian Park on Sunday.
Seal head coach Gabriel ‘Kingi’ Njoroge was over the moon after his charges stunned the Ruaraka-based Brewers, who have blown hot and cold this season.
“We played well and I must laud my players for putting up a valiant fight in a match that we almost lost after falling behind early on,” Kingi said. “The outcome is a clear testimony of our determination to justify our presence in the competition and, yes, we can not rule out the possibility of clinching the title in our maiden league appearance,” he added.
The win propelled Kingi’s charges to third on the log with 20 points.
Bidco United took their unbeaten run to three consecutive matches after stunning Ulinzi Stars 1-0 at the Ulinzi Sports Complex. The result took them to fourth in the standings with 17 points from four wins, five draws, and a loss.
Posta Rangers squandered a glorious opportunity to consolidate top spot following a barren draw against KCB at Kasarani Annex.
The Mailmen, nonetheless, still command the proceedings with 21 points, one better than second-placed Gor Mahia.
K’Ogalo similarly botched up a chance to go top following a goalless draw with Kenya Police at Moi Stadium, Kasarani.
Elsewhere, Muhoroni Youth crashed 2-0 to Kakamega Homeboyz to suffer their second consecutive loss following another devastating 3-0 loss to Bidco
United last Wednesday. Estone Omengo struck in the 48th minute to put Homeboyz ahead before Moses Shummah’s rasping shot in the 66th minute put the outcome beyond doubt.
Nzoia shook off a three-match losing streak to pip Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 at Sudi Stadium in Bungoma while Nairobi City Stars put up a valiant fight to condemn AFC Leopards to their fourth loss of the season with a narrow 3-2 win.
The defeat saw Leopards sink deeper towards the danger zone — just a point off the relegation places — with a paltry eight points from 10 outings.