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Nzoia Sugar set high target despite low start to the season

10:10 EAT 07/02/2018
Bernard Mwalala of Nzoia Sugar.
Mwalala started the season on a wrong footing, going down 1-0 to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend

Nzoia Sugar are targeting at least a top-eight finish in the 2018 Kenyan Premier league season.

The Millers finished ninth, just a place and a point behind AFC Leopards last season, but head coach Bernard Mwalala has made a personal commitment to steer the side to a better position this season.

“We want to improve from last season,” Mwalala told Goal after taking his charges through their paces ahead of their second league match against Mathare United away in Nairobi.

Mwalala started the season on a wrong footing, going down 1-0 to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend, but the coach was nonetheless left impressed with the overall team performance despite dropping the first three points.

“All the departments worked (against Sharks). The only challenge in that match was that we could not put the ball in the net.

“We have a good squad and I’m hopeful of a better season despite losing key players last season. We have one of the youngest squad in the league, but I’m happy because they have started to gel."

Nzoia will play Mathare United on Friday at Ruaraka Grounds.