Chemelil Sugar FC head coach Francis Baraza is confident that together with his charges they can engineer a survival strategy from the remaining matches as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) enters the final three rounds.
The team is just two points above Zoo FC who occupy the playoff slot, and Baraza would want to avoid that as well, and key to his strategy is home advantage, with two of the remaining three matches being at Chemelil Complex.
In their most recent game at home, Baraza’s side drew 0 – 0 with Ulinzi Stars, a point that he appreciates and he’s now planning for home matches against Mathare United and Sony Sugar at home, which come right after their midweek clash against Sofapaka.
“It was a tough game and I appreciate the one point we got from it; Ulinzi Stars is a tough team and has a very knowledgeable technical bench. I have worked with a number of players in that team and so I knew it would be tough.
“It has been a tough season and I am happy that we managed to get that one point; it moves us forward in our quest for the season’s ambitions.
“I still have two home matches; against Mathare United and Sony Sugar. If we can get the six points from these matches it will be great but in midweek we head to Machakos to face Sofapaka and I will be hoping for at least a draw,” he said.
Placed 15th, the most Chemelil Sugar can achieve in terms of points is 39, should they win each of the remaining games. The Millers have picked seven wins and nine draws from their 31 matches in the season.