Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC head coach John Kamau believes the second tier National Super League (NSL) can not be decided- at least not now. Having seen his side pick itself from a 2-1 loss to fellow promotion contenders Western Stima FC to claw a point out of Kisumu All Stars, the former Thika United man just wants to keep a close eye on his own matches.
''This is a marathon, we haven't even gone beyond the first leg. The most important part for us is to concentrate on our matches and win most of them,'' says Kamau whose side scored with virtually the last kick of the game on Sunday against All Stars.
A top of the table affair a week before had seen his side take the lead against Stima but the Powermen staged a late comeback to steal everything from the Bankers. He says matches like these need character and mental strength which his side showed against All Stars a week later.
''Being a top contender the objective is always very simple and that is to get three points. So having come from a home loss, and we were also losing this one, I'm happy with the mental strength of my players,'' he adds.
Having kept All Stars on the ropes for a huge portion of the game, KCB failed to convert any of their chances with fowards Chrispinus Onyango, Ken Mukuria and Kennedy Owino culpable of misfiring.
Sam Ogola's strike from All Stars would stun the visitors and they knew they were just a ten minutes from losing a second game on the bounce. It took the efforts of Left Full-back Ng'ang'a Dennis to level the tie.
''We are creating so many chances and that is a huge concern. In the first half for example we squandered three or four clear opportunities. In the second half we put ourselves under so much unnecessary pressure,'' concludes the coach.
KCB next take on Kenya Police on Thursday 25 who recently suffered their first loss of the season to Stima.