Odero: Chemelil cannot afford not to honour Wazito fixture

If Chemelil Sugar is to remain in the KPL for at least this season then they must at all costs improve on their performances on the pitch and above all avoid giving another walkover according to head coach Charles Odero.

The Millers who are in financial turmoil have already handed two walkovers this season, against Bandari on matchday 6 and against KCB in round 10 and a third one could see them disqualified from the league.

Sony’s collapse

This has already been witnessed, with fellow millers Sony Sugar suffering the consequences of absconding three of their matches and Odero doesn’t want a team he has served both as a player and coach to suffer the same fate.

“We are really struggling at the moment. It has been getting worse by the day,” Odero opened up to Soka, “Teams from the sugar industry are really struggling after the collapse of the industry.

“Sony have succumbed and we do not want to go down in the same manner. We must do as possible not to hand another walkover from here on going forward.”

This has impacted Chemelil’s performances this season where they lie bottom of the standings with just a single point gained from the nine matches they have played.


There is time tough on the performances front for Odero’s team to salvage themselves starting with the upcoming tie against Wazito.

“The Wazito game is away and we must honour it and perform to the best of our abilities. The players are there and the club’s management is determined not to have the club go down.

“We have an uphill battle but with the right motivation I believe that this team can untangle itself and remain in this league,” he said.