With better discipline in defence in the last two matches, Zoo FC would be leading the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings after three matches, but heading to Match Day 4, the Kericho based side can only look back with regrets.
The team capitulated in the second half against Bandari on Match Day two, to blow a two-goal lead and fell 2 – 3 in Mombasa before failing to hold on to the lead on Match Day 3, to fall 1-2 at home to Tusker.
Heading to the fourth game of the season, this is an area head coach Herman Iswekha says has to be addressed and true to his word, he has been working on fixing his defence as they prepare to host Wazito FC on Sunday 29 September.
“It is painful to take a 2 – 0 lead in an away game and go on to lose, just the same way it is to lead at home against a team like Tusker and also lose. In the two matches we had a defensive collapse in the second half and that is a matter that we are addressing ahead of the next game.
“One good thing is that we are scoring, so if we work on our concentration in defence all will be good. To score three goals against Tusker and Bandari shows we have the character. Now we have to show this character against Wazito,” he said.
Second to Gor
Going to Match Day 4, Zoo FC are only second to Gor Mahia as the best scoring sides, with six goals from three matches. This is a good starting point, according to coach Iswekha and he has called on fans to turn up and push the team even further.
“As a team we have spoken about all the positive things we possess and also tried to address the negatives. We have scored in all our games and now we need to build on that while we work on defending.
Call to fans
“My call is to the fans to come in numbers and help. They play a big role in this and we hope to see the stands full on Sunday,” he posed.
In their opening match of the season, Zoo FC saw off Chemelil Sugar 3 – 1 at home, and Iswekha wants the same treat for his team’s followers at the Kericho Green Stadium.