The Green Commandos of Kakamega- participants in the second tier FKF National Super league (NSL) have not won a single away fixture so far this season but believe this could change with their visit to the Karuturi Grounds this afternoon.
Commandos, who lie at the foot the 20-tea NSL log, are in Naivasha to take on Kenya Police FC and hope to at the very least grab a point.
Winger Richard Okello says they play like a team reborn with the inclusion of former International Hesbon Nyabinge on the technical bench. Their last match, in fact, a home tie against Modern Coast Rangers, should have ended in their favor he says.
”The coach has brought in unity in the team and we play with purpose. Against Rangers, we were supposed to win the match given the number of chances we created. Even though we drew, it showed us just how good we can be if we play according to instructions,” says the 20-year-old.
Okello joined Commandos from Kisumu Hot Stars ten matches into the season and has only been around for two wins. They thirst for more and know it’s just around the corner.
”Coach Nyabinge’s influence in the team is huge. We are the same players who found it hard to play well in the first leg but now everyone is in top form. He has brought a lot of intensity to the team and has a different approach to every game,
”As most of us are just young players, he motivates us even when we make mistakes and I think that is one of the reasons the morale in the team is high,” he adds.
Kenya Police lie 7th on the log and have lost 6 league matches. The reverse tie ended 2-0 in favor of the law enforcers and that is a favor Commandos aim to return today.
”We are going for a win. A draw will be okay but a win is what is on our minds,” concludes the pacey forward.
The match kicks-off at 1 pm Kenyan time at the Karuturi Grounds.