Bottom-placed Wazito are buoyant as they prepare for a tough challenge against 11th placed Posta Rangers in a Kenyan Premier League.
The two sides will lock horns at the Camp Toyoyo on Sunday FC. Wazito’s sole will be to pick three points to resurrect their survival hopes.
Coach Frank Ouna believes losing many players during the midseason transfer window and financial challenges have dented their performance, but he remains optimistic the tide will change.
“We have had our fair share of financial difficulties. Consequently, we lost the entire team in mid-season; 18 players which is a record by any standards. This means we have had to rebuild.
“The challenge in this rebuilding phase is games were coming thick and fast. We have not had the benefit of a mid-season break because the federation and KPL are changing calendars,” Ouna told KPL official website.
The match against Posta Rangers as a must win according to Ouna who admits it won’t be an easy outing for either side.
“I think any opponent facing Wazito will have an easy game while the opposite is true. All our games are like finals for us.
"No easy games and that is the mentality we will approach the match against Posta with.”
Despite the poor start in their maiden season, Ouna is optimistic of steering the sinking Wazito ship to the harbour.
“The final goal hasn’t changed from the beginning of the season. Our goal was just to stay up; we are still in it to achieve it.
"It is a possibility (relegation) but if we are to go down then we will go down in our own terms," added the former Gor Mahia assistant coach.
Wazito are bottom of the log with 19 points having played 23 matches but Ouna.