Vihiga Bullets Football Club- already assured of the 2018-19 FKF Division One Zone B crown, were today held to a goalless draw by visiting Bondo United in a third-tier match staged at the Demesi School grounds.
Edward Manoah’s Bullets paraded a second-string squad against a Bondo side that still stares at the chop heading into the final round of Division one matches, but the visitors- despite the clearest chance to bag all the share of spoils, blew a first-half penalty.
Cagey play characterized most part of the match and despite foraging forward in great numbers, Bullets youngsters could not manage a goal past the rock-solid Bondo back-line, who dwarfed the wily host attackers.
Speaking to Soka after the match, Manoah expressed his delight at how the youthful charges stood up to the visitors.
”My aim right now is to run down the league without any hiccups and that’s why I gave many young boys a chance in today’s match. They did well, from captain Stephen Orare to defender Joseph, I think we showed good football and maintained our philosophy,” he tells Soka briefly after the match played from 1 pm.
His counterpart, George Ondula will, however, take today’s one point with reservations. His side battles the chop and he believes he can take it to the wire when he plays Silibwet at home in his last match.
”I will take today’s point but maybe three would have been better. We are not placed favorably on the log so we have to go for three points in our last match,” Ondula, who has only overseen Bondo’s last four matches since returning from the United States, says.
The draw takes Bullets to 61 points, but are already assured of a slot in next season’s National Super League. Bondo on the other hand, have to win their last clash in order to be assured of maintaining their Division One status.