The head coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko has warned his players not to rest on their laurels.

The team overcame the scare of dropping into the relegation zone by the beginning of the year and is now comfortably perched on 8th with 33 points and seven games to go.

However, the coach seems to have set his targets beyond just saving the team but also to finish in a respectable position.

“We have played eight games so far in the second round. When you critically look at the eight games, you’ll realise that they were not easy games but we managed to get some points from them,” Kikomeko told before noting that, “We have accumulated 33 points but, in my view, we are neither safe nor where we want to be.

Top five finish

Last season, the team finished fifth with 43 points which Kikomeko wants to equal or better.

“When you look at the gap between us and the team occupying position four is only five points. That means that if we do well in our remaining games, we can catch up with them by the time the season ends.

However, he also warned that there is a possibility of struggling to finish the season if the team slows down.

“We are also four points above the team on 12th. So, that shows how the league is competitive.

“That means that we must work hard and that is what I have emphasised with the players: there is simply no room for complacency! We need to win at least three of our remaining seven games which is very possible.”

National team calls

Kikomeko has also tickled the players to work hard in order to attract the national team coaches especially at this time when the senior team is braced for the African Cup of Nations finals and the CHAN qualifier.

“As for the players, they must work extra hard because to impress and sell themselves. We have a lot of international action coming up and they should be able to put up strong challenge for positions in the national teams.”