Sony Sugar FC’s start to the 2017 SportPesa Premier League (SPL) campaign has not been convincing, with the 2006 league champions winning just two of their opening five clashes and head coach Salim Babu is calling for a better show when the team takes on Muhoroni Youth on Saturday (April 22).
Ahead of the clash, which comes on the back of a draw and a loss in their previous two matches, Babu acknowledges the importance of getting their pace right as early as possible in the season and he will be looking at leading the team to the top eight after this match.
While he believes the team has what it takes to beat Muhoroni Youth away from home, he admits that it will take good commitment from his team to get there.
“Results in the early matches of the season usually count when it gets to the latter stages and also help set the pace for the team. We want to be among the pace setters and we shall be pushing for continued success in coming matches,” said Babu.
Sony, who were ranked ninth in the league at the end of the 2017 season, opened their 2017 campaign with a 2-0 loss at home to Chemelil Sugar fc before beating Sofapaka 1-0 away.
They went on to beat Thika United 1-0, drew 0-0 with Nakumatt, before losing 1 – 2 to Gor Mahia.
Muhoroni Youth, their next opponents, are placed 17th on the log, after playing five matches this season, winning one, drawing one and losing three.
They opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Kariobangi Sharks before losing 2-0 to Kakamega Homeboyz. They later fell 0 – 3 to Bandari and drew 0-0 with Mathare United before falling 0 – 1 to AFC Leopards in their most recent game.