Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) head coach James 'Ojijo' Omondi is crossing fingers that fate can go his way when they take on their last two opponents in the league to guarantee a top eight finish.
The bankers’ tactician admits that their quest to wrap up a top eight finish this season has been hampered by the team’s recent poor run but “we still stand a chance of achieving the fete.”
“We haven't done well this season. From the beginning our aim was to finish amongst the top eight teams and I still believe we can attain it though fate is not in our hands.”
“If you look at the table we are separated by very few points and so many teams are in the run. The fact that we are chasing others makes it harder as we have to win and hope they lose,” Omondi told Goal.com.
“It has not been our best season. We have not played to our full potential and this means we will have to go back to the drawing board when the season ends. The league is getting more competitive and for us to do well we must rectify the mistakes we made and get ready for next season.”
Omondi who took full charge of the team late last season following the axing of his predecessor Leonard Saleh, has guided the bankers to eleventh position in the standings with 33 points.
KCB are four points adrift eighth placed Western Stima and in order to realize their dream they will have to win their two remaining fixtures (against Sofapaka and Ulinzi Stars) and hope that their rivals falter.
Other teams in the run for the slot are Sony Sugar, Chemelil and Mathare United.