Kakamega Homeboyz gave a strong account of their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title ambitions with a 2 – 1 win over Sofapaka in their last outing and club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula, backing his team for a strong title charge, believes the result silences doubters.
In the re-calculated KPL standings, Homeboyz are second with 40 points, just five points behind leaders Gor Mahia and the run put in by the team, especially at home, has Shimanyula purring.
The team, on 40 points, has played two more matches as compared to Gor and three more than third placed Ulinzi Stars who have 37 points. They head to Nakuru for their next match, against Ulinzi and Shimanyula is issuing a warning – that his charges should not be underrated.
“We have done well this season and especially at home; it has been a good campaign I should say. Like I indicated before, the race is far from over and no one should underrate us; we are a formidable force and we have shown it against the big guns,” he told Soka.
Against Ulinzi, in the Sunday 1 October clash, Shimanyula says they will only be hoping to avoid defeat, and with the second leg game against Gor coming in November at home, he believes they have a good chance of charting their own destiny.
“We will be taking on Ulinzi Stars in the next match and much as it is a tough one, we will be hoping for a positive result. To challenge for honors you have to test yourself against such giants. Gor Mahia will be coming to Mumias later on and that is another match to look forward to,” he added.
Homeboyz beat Ulinzi Stars 1 – 0 in the two sides’ first leg meeting in Mumias in April.