Every season, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) begins the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) on a high and always end up among the best by the end of the first leg.
But come the second leg, the team is unable to maintain their first leg performance and barely survives. But new coach Abdalla Juma says he is determined to end this trend and has targeted a sixth position finish this season.
Juma who is returning to the KPL after one season in the lower league, believes he has what it takes to make the club maintain consistent on the pitch.
“It is great to be back in the KPL. I believe the experience to steer a great team like KCB is there. We have sat down with the players and agreed that a sixth place finish is possible and this remains our target,” the former Thika United head coach told Goal.com.
Juma also regretted the loss of their top striker Paul Kiongera who was sold to Gor Mahia and revealed he had done everything possible to keep the player at bankers' den.
“We even offered to match his salary but the perks to move to Gor Mahia were too much. We could not just hold onto him. However, we have to move on and we have able replacements to take his place."