Nyangweso confident of dealing with Makwata threat


On Match Day 8 of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will send out his charges against AFC Leopards and he is confident of guiding the team to a good performance, coming from the win over Tusker.

Against AFC Leopards, Nyangweso will face the league’s leading scorer, John Mark Makwata, a player he knows so well, having coached him a while back.

Knowing too well the threat Makwata poses, Nyangweso is putting his faith in his defence, which going to the match has kept five clean sheets in the opening seven matches.

Big threat

“Makwata is a great player; he is a big threat to any team he faces and he is currently enjoying fine form. If not watched, he can cause damage. The advantage we have in this is that we know him well and we have a very good defence that will deal with his threat.

“Ahead of this game we have already faced big strikers so we know very well what to expect going to this clash. Furthermore, we will be dealing with Leopards as a team and not just Makwata. So I believe we’ll be fine,” he said.

Heading to the game, Coach Nyangweso will still be without midfielder Boniface Okinyi who has a knee injury while striker Enosh Ochieng is doubtful for the game as he complained of pain in the groin in Thursday morning training.

“The preparations for the game have gone well and morale is good in camp after the win in the last game. The only low we have is the injuries but we have players to slot in and we will cope with that,” he added.

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