Mathare United have managed four straight clean sheets since the loss to Kariobangi Sharks four match days ago and heading to the final match of the season, the 2008 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions will be hoping to keep the trend.
Goalkeeper Allan Owiny is set to man the sticks when the team takes on Gor Mahia in the Wednesday 29 May Round 34 match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos and he has set a clean sheet as his top agenda for the game as Mathare look to finish on a high.
The Ugandan shotstopper, a former Muhoroni Youth, Sony Sugar and Zoo FC keeper has enjoyed a good season and with the squad having gelled well as a unit, he hopes they will have a perfect defensive output.
“It’s something that I expected especially towards the end of the league because we have now gelled well with the defence. I’m now on nine clean sheets and I hope to make them ten tomorrow against Gor,” he says on the official club website.
The Ugandan keeper insists that coming against record champions won’t give him pressure as he is well prepared, and looking forward to the game.
“I enjoy having the ball on my feet so I’m always comfortable whenever we are playing on a good surface. Our philosophy also encourages the keeper to participate in the build-up. I’m looking forward to it since it’s just a game like any other.
“It’s an important match for us since we have a realistic chance of finishing in the top four. We’ve been playing good football and we deserve to be in the top four. We’ll be going for maximum points,” he adds.
Mathare is currently in fifth position with 54 points, two below fourth placed Sony Sugar.