Posta Rangers have been backed to push all the way for the 2017 league title. The team is third on the log with 35 points after 22 matches
Rangers backed to push all the way to title
By Dan Ngulu | Tue 29 Aug, 2017 11:38

Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo holds that his team is still a worthy contender for the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title despite the recent slump that has seen the team go winless in the last four matches.

As the former Kenyan international seeks to lead the club to its first league title, he opines that his side’s most recent outing, a match up with Sofapaka which ended 1 – 1 at the Narok County Stadium on Saturday 26 August, was in his opinion two dropped points rather than one won.

Stage a coup

With the result, the team stayed nine points behind league leaders Gor Mahia but with 12 matches still to play, the man who led Tusker FC to the 2011 league title still believes he can stage a coup to finish atop the log on his first season with the team.

"We would have wished to get all the points after taking the lead (against Sofapaka). Two dropped points, but we keep on fighting. I am happy with Posta’s form since joining them. We are contenders for the league and we have the firepower to compete,” he told the official KPL website while reacting to the draw.

International break

Pamzo will have some time to iron out his team’s points of concern ahead of their next match, against struggling Nakumatt on Saturday 9 September.

Heading to the international break, the team has managed 35 points. In Rangers, the former Harambee Stars defender has managed to curve out one of the best defensive sides in the league; of the 22 matches they have played, Rangers have lost just three – same to league leaders Gor Mahia, who have played 21 matches.

Dan Ngulu

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