Patrick Odhiambo has made a host of smart-looking additions to his squad but he will be aware that Sony’s principal aim this season is to replicate last season’s performance.
Last Season Finish: 7th
Now that they will be beginning the season without any rumors surrounding the future of their coach, Sony knows that their key challenge will be staying true to the values that made them overturn their first leg predicaments into good fortunes.
Sony were widely tipped to go down last season, especially after being last on the log towards the end of the first leg but they relished proving the doubters wrong. Even when they slid towards trouble after, a strong run under the tutelage of new head coach Odhiambo calmed fears and it is unlikely they will ever forget the month of July where they only lost to AFC Leopards after impressive wins over Mathare United, Sofapaka and Nzoia Sugar FC that handed them two accolades; striker Enock Agwanda and coach named the best KPL had to offer in the month.
But they shouldn’t be carried away by last season’s heroics. This is a team that in the past seasons been hit with a series of bad luck coupled with little mistakes that in more than one occasion threatened their status in the top flight. In a league this competitive, with precious little to separate the chasing pack and the bottom teams, there is no room for complacency.
But Odhiambo should be lauded going by the business he has done. The tactician has not added too many new faces instead he has looked for ways to build on his last season performances without compromising the levels of organization and teamwork that he put in place.
The introduction of Ronald Omino formerly with Muhoroni Youth and Gor Mahia, Ezekiel Otuoma and Apollo Otieno (who will hope to make his debut against former employers Tusker in the opening day of the season) gives them some needed boost and stability needed to compete. Another top ten finish will be something to aspire to. Anything more will be a happy bonus.
Players In: Ronald Omino, Patrick Ochieng, John Njau, Robert Achema, Apollo Otieno, Bernard Mwamlangala