Champions TUK believe that they have enough motivation to get their (SPS8PL)title defending campaign in the on the right bearing.
After holding current league leaders Metro FC to dramatic one all draw on March 23 at Camp Toyoyo, coach Lukas Aluoch relishes that his charges can turn tide and rediscover their winning spirit.
Dennis Alila went ahead for the students in the 7th minute with a wondrous screamer from far but his effort was cancelled out when Isaac Civia swept home a Boniface Oluoch cross from the right wing.
“So far, it (competition) is going okay. Apart from the one walk over we conceded earlier on (against MASA), nothing is lost, but in some way it has made us lag behind,” coach Aluoch stated.
“But this is a league so there is no love lost, we can still catch up because we still have time and we are going for it.” Optimistic Aluoch added.
Last term TUK were feted with the coveted SPS8 crown after overpowering Kiambiu Youth 4-2 on post match penalties to walk home with a whooping KSh 1 million plus other prizes from the organizers.
With the league revamped this year and the stakes raised astronomically, the students are feeling the heat up their neck as they are struggling to get their act together.
Thus far, they have recorded hot-cold performances with clear indications showing they are a pale shadow of the squad that swept the title last time round.
As a result of sharing the spoils with Metro Fc,their first draw in the league so far, TUK have only only won three matches while losing the same number to sit at a distant 8 on the SPS8PL grid with ten points- 8 adrift of leaders Metro who are yet to taste defeat.
Former AFC Leopards tactician Ezekiel Akwana who coaches Metro Fc said that they conceded the goal easily but maintained that they still have their eyes on the prize as they stretched their lead on the log. Jericho All Stars are three points shy of Metro but follows keenly.
Both sides had a number of chances but Metro were wasteful in front of goal. Prolific marksman Peter Ambesa and his compatriot Julius Andende squandered glorious chances in the first half as the former blazed his shot wide while Ambesa was not calm facing the opponent’s post.
TUK then wasted what could have been a crucial goal when striker Antony Ondieki rattled the cross bar with a venomous shot to that had left Metro keeper gasping his breath.
For their next match, TUK will rekindle last seasons finale when they host Kiambiu Youth on Wednesday March 30 at Camp Toyoyo.