Muluya targets top five finish for Sharks
Despite having atorrid opening half , Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya remains optimistic that his team will sail through the waters to finish top five on the log.
After struggling in the second half of the Kenyan Premier League this season, Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya has now realigned his targets. The tactician hopes to steer his side to finish within the top five and with 10 matches remaining before the end of the season, he believes the target is well within reach.
Sharks are currently placed ninth on the KPL log with 32 points, seven away from the top five.
“At this point our target is that we want to forge into the top five. The top three is not achievable realistically but I think going into the first five is something we can accomplish,” Muluya noted.
He says his side has had problems fielding a consistent side and that has been their biggest undoing. They have collected only three points in their last seven games to slip out of the top five.
“We haven’t had a consistent team for a while due to injuries and that has been one of the things pulling us back. I have had to bring inexperienced players and sometimes it takes a while for them to cope, that’s the point at which you drop points,” Muluya noted.
Sharks will face AFC Leopards at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday evening and the tactician is hopeful he can guide his side to their first win in seven games. They were on the way to break their winless run last week but conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Sofapaka in Machakos.
Muluya hopes he can build on from that performance even as he comes up against an AFC side that is beaming with confidence.
“Sometimes it all has to do with the psychological edge of the team. Of course when you go for such a number of games without winning it tends to affect the players. But it was an encouraging performance which I hope can help us get back to our normal way and then build on step by step,” Muluya affirmed.