Strathmore head coach John Mbai is confident that his team will not be relegated from Kenya cup at the end of the season saying he is planning on picking important wins from the remaining fixtures.
The tactician is confident that they will turn around their fortunes for the better saying they have lost some games narrowly while he feels that some calls did not go their way. The students gave away an early lead to loss 26-11 against Nondies over the weekend in yet another disappointing performance from the team.
The loss leaves in the eleventh position with 10 points, five points above bottom placed mean machine and a similar point gap below Oilers and Blad who have 15 points.
For the man in charge of Strathmore, his team will have to claim the scalps of teams in the remaining matches to avoid relegation, a feat he is confident his team will achieve.
“Am disappointed we did not pick points against Nondies because we were just a point behind Blad now its five.”
“I know we will turn things eventual but we have to be patient how we do it. Some games we have lost with close margins others calls have not gone our way.”
“There is always pressure whether you are top or bottom because everybody is competing for something. As long as their games to played we are confident. Teams are losing each week it is now up to us to win critical matches.”
Mbai knows things can only get tougher for his side as they face Kenya Harlequins in round 11 in a match that has been postponed to Sunday at the RFUEA. As Strathmore look to escape relegation, Quins will be looking to bounce back from an unexpected loss to Blak Blad which complicates matters for Mbai’s men. This is what the tactician had to say about their match against Quins.
“Same preparation same preparation. They are wounded after the loss to Blad and they will be more serious. We have to be sharp.”