Ulinzi Stars have suffered three losses in their last four matches, leaving head coach Benjamin Nyangweso dejected, and he has called on his charges to give a response when the team makes the short trip to Kericho, to face Zoo FC on Match Day 30 on Sunday 12 May.
The team is coming from a loss to Posta Rangers, which was preceded by losses to Gor Mahia and Bandari FC, a run that the coach termed painful and detrimental to the morale of his players.
In the five matches remaining in the season, he says he will have to motivate and encourage his players, hoping for a sprint finish.
“Three losses in four matches is painful and it definitely affects the players’ morale but we have to encourage them and motivate them ahead of the next game and also to see that we give a good finish to the season,” he says on the club website.
While he hopes to pick three points in Kericho, the 2010 league winning coach acknowledges that it will not be easy against Zoo at their backyard.
“Zoo is a tough team and the fact that we will be playing away from home means we have to be on alert. We have to pick a positive result in the match,” he added.
Zoo FC have 22 points and are stuck in the drop zone so will also be putting up a fight for the three points at stake.