February 23, 2024

Machio downplays Bungoma's position, emphasises on results

Machio downplays Bungoma's position, emphasises on results
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In their third away trip to Nairobi, Machio's charges stunned Zetech Sparks, winning 2-1 before seeing off Bunyore on the weekend for their third consecutive win.

"The ranking will sort itself if we keep winning," are the precise comments from Bungoma Queens' head coach Robert Machio after the team's good run in the Women Premier League (WPL), six rounds in.

On the weekend, the Sudi-based side played for a 3-2 win over Bunyore Starlets, picking their third consecutive victory in six matches, a result that puts them in third place on 10 points, six off leaders Vihiga Quuens and one behind second-placed Ulinzi Starlets.

"These results are good motivation to the squad to keep working. We go into every match eyeing a win as does any other team so.we.have to work from the first to last whistle to set ourselves apart from the rest and bag the wins.

Once we have taken care of the results, the log will sort itself. Being at the top is easy but maintaining that run is the real test. The pressure to ensure that happens is on the coaching unit and we have made the team understand that the standings are not important, positive results are," Machio told Michezo Afrika in an exclusive interview.

The side opened their campaign in the top-flight league picking a point against Kibera Soccer, fell back-to-back to Police Bullets and Gaspo before picking their first maximum points without breaking sweat in a walkover against troubled Trans Nzoia Falcons.

 

In their third away trip to Nairobi, Machio's charges stunned Zetech Sparks, winning 2-1 before seeing off Bunyore on the weekend for their third consecutive win.

The tactician admits that the two loses they have registered were not unexpected as they were against experienced sides but in a quick rejoinder believes they helped his side build character, quick, as they were just getting started in the league.

"We have picked valuable lessons from the matches played so far. Our preparation for each match matters and as we prepare for the next opponent we take these lessons seriously.

The squad is motivated, know what is expected of them and are ready to execute with a win in mind," the tactician who is set to guide his charges against Soccer Assasins or Nakuru Queens (if the former are exempted from round 7 matches since they have a good number of their players on national team duty with Rising Starlets) offered.