They picked up only their fourth point in 12 matches in their one-all draw with Bandari on Wednesday May 20th, and Coach Peter Okidi believes Nakuru All Stars can still survive relegation this term after a getting a second shot at premier league football.
All Stars are bottom of the standings and Okidi says in order to aid his charge get off the drop zone, he needs to bring in a few experienced players to boost his campaign.
All Stars were forced to get into the league with an inexperienced squad after the squabbles that characterized the beginning of the Kenya football season. By the time it was decided All Stars would be back into the Kenyan premier league, the transfer window had already closed and they had lost close to the entire first team.
“We are almost completing talks with about four players from the premier league who will come in to help us and boost the team in specific departments. I cannot disclose their names now because that might jeopardize the conclusion of the talks. But they are players who will really help us and I am certain we will have good results.” Okidi said.
“It is still very early to talk about relegation but I believe we will not be there.” He added.
The tactician says the point gained from the Bandari match will be a much needed morale booster moving forward.
“It was a game we should have won and only a slight lapse in concentration denied us the points. However, we pick the positives from there. We are slowly building up and the confidence of course will rise. We were motivated not to make that long distance to Mombasa and leave without anything and hence we fought for the point.” The Coach said.
All Stars host another side struggling for form, Chemelil Sugar over the weekend and Okidi hopes he can pick up his second win of the season and the first at home. All Stars have lost a massive ten matches in 12 and the tactician hopes he can stem this tide and give the team a third year in premier league football.