Hall not worried about title chase ahead of tough Tusker game
New AFC Leopards coach Stewart Hall says he “is not worried” which team wins the SportPesa Premier League title this season.
The Briton will take charge of his first league assignment on Sunday when he leads his side against high flying Tusker at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County.
Tusker are outright favourites to win the match based on recent form and the head-to-head record between the two teams stretching back three seasons. This outcome would guarantee the brewers an eleventh league title.
Any other result in this contest will however open the door for second placed Gor Mahia to reclaim a fourth league title on the trot.
“I am not really worried about who wins the title,” the 60 year old told Nairobi News.
“We have worked hard in training all week,” the former Azam FC title winning coach added, “and I want to see an improvement in performance. Tusker have many good players and that’s why they are on top of the log but we have a plan against them.”
This game will also reunite Hall with Tusker hitman Allan Wanga. The striker worked under the experienced Englishman at Azam in Tanzania for a year, a period that lapsed last July.
“He (Wanga) brings experience to the team and goals in any game and that is why I signed him,” said Hall.
Leopards have struggled all season, picking up eight wins out of a possible 28, a haul that has left the popular team just above the relegation zone.