Thika United: We still want the league title

Thika United coach John Kamau reveals to Goal that they are still in the running for the league title despite being displaced from the top by Gor Mahia

Thika United coach John Kamau has declared that his team is still in the running to lift this year’s Kenyan Premier League title.

United have been displaced from the top of the league standings by Gor Mahia after failing to win their last two matches but the coach insists they cannot be ruled out just yet.

“My coming to the club was geared towards helping them win trophies. For many years we just took part in local competitions without any focus. That has changed and that is why we cannot be ruled out of the title chase simply because of two bad results.

“We are just looking for one win and this will help us return back to the top. We intend to fight for the title till the end,” he told Goal.

Kamau, who took over the club last season, helped Thika United finish among the top eight and for the first time and take part in the KPL Top 8 final where they have a final against Tusker on Wednesday.

The team has had a good run this season topping the league for a good part of the first leg but defeat to AFC Leopards’ and a draw against KCB has allowed Gor Mahia to overtake them at the log.