Bondo United coach Ondula hopeful of survival as Silibwet come calling

Bondo United Football Club tactician George Ondula may not have earned badly needed three points from their Sunday 14th tour of Vihiga county against Vihiga Bullets but he does believe they gave the champions a good match.

Playing out a barren draw at the Demesi School grounds this afternoon, the two teams’ contrasting fortunes as far as the FKF Div One table standings is concerned didn’t show too much. The visitors, in fact, now battling relegation, could have won the tie and they dispatched a first-half penalty.

Ondula believes his boys tried overall.

”As much as we respect Vihiga Bullets, given their placing on the table, we came here for three points and nothing else,” he tells Soka after the penultimate match.

Part of the action pitting Vihiga Bullets against Bondo United [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

Bondo’s fortunes haven’t been too good this season and Ondula’s return to the touchline for the side he last coached a few years ago served as a huge boost. Having been in the United States a few months back, the experienced tactician has been on the touchline for United in their last four matches. They, however, are not placed fairly on the log.

”Coming into this match were not placed well on the log. We are almost at the bottom and that’s why three points would have been great for us but we take the lone point all the same,” he continues.

There is some hope in the way of a last home match against Silibwet FC. A win here is their best bet of maintaining third-tier status and Ondula says they will give it their all.

”We play Silbwet in our last match and that is a must-win, actually, we have targetted to win our last four matches when the league entered the homestretch,” he concludes.

Championship of the FKF Div One is sealed with Vihiga Bullets earning promotion into the second tier National Super League while the second spot in Zone B is still open to Bungoma Superstars and AP’s Bomet.