Nandwa admits Sony players have not been training together

Sony Sugar’s struggles are nowhere close to being dealt with, with head coach James Nandwa revealing exclusively to Soka that the Awendo based side is finding it difficult to have the team train as one unit before matches.

Financial constraints experienced all across the league have hit hard at Sony who have been forced to handout two walkovers and currently sit second from bottom on the KPL standings.

Back to back

The matches absconded were back to back against AFC Leopards and Tusker in rounds 5 and 6 and even though the Millers have since played their last three games, Nandwa has confirmed that things aren’t back to normal.

“Things are not good at all, we are really struggling,” Nandwa shared after his team lost 3-2 to Mathare United on Sunday.

“I can tell you that even against Mathare we struggled to have a team together and did not train as a unit until like a day to the game. I had seven players here with me with whom I went through the tactics with before the other players started to show up from Friday.

“This has been a challenge throughout this season to have a team train properly for a full week before a game.”

One win

Sony have claimed only one win this season which came in round 2 against fellow Millers Nzoia and since then have lost four of the five matches they have played. But despite the on and off pitch struggles, Nandwa believes that he has at his disposal a side that is capable of overturning their misfortunes if financial matters can be dealt with.

“You cannot have control over the players when they are not being paid but if the money is there and the players are settled then you can see a positive response from this team.

“If you look at our matches we have only failed to score against two teams. We are a good team going forward as can be seen with the games against Wazito and Mathare. It is only the defence that needs a bit of work but I still maintain if we receive financial reprieve then I can promise you will see a totally different side,” he said.

Sony next travel to Kericho to face off against Zoo FC on Wednesday with the more than weeklong international break a more than welcomed breather.