Rio: Away days good, but we are determined to improve home run

Rio in action against Posta Rangers in the first leg

Rio in action against Posta Rangers in he first leg at Afraha Stadium

Playing at the Afraha Stadium has not offered much comfort for Ulinzi Stars in the 2018 campaign as much as the away matches have done, but assistant captain Hassan Rio Mohamed says they will continue pushing to better the home run.

The team has so far won just three matches at home in 2018 (against Zoo FC, Tusker and Chemelil Sugar), in stark contrast to the seven away wins, and the most recent loss when the team fell to Sony Sugar at Afraha stretched the tough home run.

While they strive for better results at home, Rio says they should take full advantage of the away day comforts and heading to Kakamega to face Posta Rangers in the 27th match of the Kenyan Premier League campaign he hopes for good returns.

Another opportunity

“We’d really like to do better at home and we will not tire from trying to give our home fans both entertainment and wins but while we get to play away from home it is also a chance to give our all and build on our ambitions.

“It remains a fact that we have done well away and this is another opportunity. We hope to make it count,” he said.

Apart from the seven away wins in the league, the two wins in the SportPesa Shield have also come away from home – at Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale and Mumias Sports Complex in Kakamega County. The next Shield game, against Riverplate FC, will still be staged in Kakamega at Bukhungu Stadium.

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