After an almost perfect 2016 season in the Kenyan Premier League, Western Stima have found it rough this time round.
The Powermen are in the 17th position with nine points after two wins, three draws and six losses. But after a 'decent' outing last weekend against Mathare United, where Stima won 3-2, head coach Henry Omino believes his team's hard work is finally paying off.
"It was not easy, it is like we were building the team from scratch, considering we had sold some of our best players. But we are slowly getting there and remember, I said we were unfortunate to lose against Homeboyz. Our game against Mathare was good but not the best.
"Yes, Sony Sugar is a good team, but we have motivation, and I believe we will come from Awendo with a positive result," he told Goal.
Kenneth Muguna, Gabriel Andika and Dennis Sikhayi are some of the key players Western Stima lost.