Bandari FC tactician Paul Nkata has refused to be drawn into title talks after seeing his side top the standings after three rounds of matches.
Nkata, who won the Kenyan Premier League title with Tusker FC last season, is looking to become only the second coach after Robert Matano to win the title with two different sides in the new-age KPL, but he says it is still too early to rank his Bandari side among title favorites.
“We have started well and I am glad. But we still have 31 other matches to play. We cannot see ourselves as a title favourite just yet. We just take one match at a time and we see how things go,” Nkata noted.
The Ugandan tactician, who has previously worked with Muhoroni Youth and City Stars now in Kenya’s second tier, has attributed the club’s positive start to a solid defence line that is yet to concede a goal after three games.
He has however picked out the team’s striking force as an aspect to work on ahead of their subsequent fixtures.
“We scored three goals against Muhoroni and that was because we had more emphasis on finishing in the previous week in training. We still need to do more and even though not all our strikers are fully fit now, I know we will improve,” the tactician opined.
Bandari’s best performance in top flight football was in 2015 when they finished fourth. After a disastrous spell last season where they managed to finish four places above the relegation zone, Nkata has the task of lifting the side to a better finish this season.
The dockers will travel away to Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru next Sunday and Nkata will be eyeing a third win of the season against the soldiers.