Stima’s Babu eyes top five finish in KPL
Western Stima are seventh in the standings with 30 points, five behind fifth placed Ulinzi Stars and KCB.
Western Stima coach Salim Babu sits with the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for December
Western Stima head coach Salim Babu says he eyes a top five finish with Western Stima in this season’s Kenyan Premier League, noting that anything below that will be an under achievement. The tactician believes he has the right squad to do it and has called on them to put in some effort and attain the target.
Stima are seventh in the standings with 30 points, five behind fifth placed Ulinzi Stars and KCB.
“We are trying hard to make the entire team develop and compete for the league trophy. We had a good pre season training and started the season really well but results have not been as consistent,” babu said.
He was speaking on Tuesday when he was awarded as the Fidelity Insurance/Sports Journalists of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month for December, an award he is winning for the second time in his career. To clinch the gong, Babu who won it while at Sony Sugar beat Tusker’s Robert Matano.
“I’m glad this is happening again this season and I want to thank my family and teams for enabling me win this award. December was very competitive and I must say we really did our best to win the games that we played,” Babu said during his coronation at Moi stadium, Kisumu
Both Babu and Matano won three games and drew once in the month of December but Babu’s goal haul propped him above Matano. Stima scored ten goals and conceded four goals playing against Nzoia Sugar, Zoo, Chemelil Sugar and Sofapaka while Tusker scored half what Stima managed while conceding just two.
Babu hopes the December performance will give Stima a shot in the arm to finish the season with a flourish.
“We will take our chances in the remaining games and finish in the best position possible. We still have a good team and just need to keep our focus for the remaining games,” the former Kenyan international defender said.ericho who are struggling for form having lost four of their last five matches.