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Mathare United coach defies odds, vows to escape relegation after crushing defeat


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FKFPL side, Mathare United is currently battling against the threat of relegation.

With their recent 1-0 loss against KCB at Ruaraka grounds, the ‘Slum Boys’ suffered their sixth consecutive defeat, leaving them second from the bottom of the 18-team table with 22 points from 31 matches.

However, despite the challenging circumstances, Mathare United’s coach, Collins ‘Korea’ Omondi, remains confident that his team can turn things around.

Omondi firmly believes that winning their remaining three matches of the season is the key to securing their survival in the top-flight league.

“We still have three matches to play to end the season, and we must win all of them, we have to do the job because we still have a fighting chance to stay up, and I don’t want to give up yet,” said Omondi.

Omondi acknowledges that his team has made significant improvements and attributes their recent loss to unfavorable officiating, with several calls going against them.


Meanwhile, KCB’s victory pushed them to the fifth position on the league table, with 57 points from 31 matches.

Coach Zedekiah Otieno was delighted with the outcome, acknowledging the difficulty of playing against a Mathare side fighting against relegation.

“It was not an easy game, playing against a Mathare side fighting relegation was tough but I am happy my boys finished the job well, all we needed was the maximum points,” said Otieno.

In another match, Nzoia Sugar suffered a setback in their pursuit of second-placed Gor Mahia.

Losing 1-0 to Kariobangi Sharks at Sudi Stadium, Nzoia’s chances of remaining in the title race were dealt a blow. Keith Imbuli’s goal for Sharks dented Nzoia’s hopes of catching up to Gor Mahia, leaving them in third place with 60 points from 31 matches.

With their next match against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium on June 3rd, Mathare United will now shift their focus to the remaining fixtures.


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