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City Stars eye comeback after below-par patch

Nairobi City Stars full back Dennis Wanjala ‘Decha’ believes the club is still in contention to win a first ever Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League title this season.

In an interview with Nairobi News, Wanjala, a dependable player for the Simba Wa Nairobi as City Stars are famously referred to in local football circles, indicated that the club is working round the clock to correct the recent dip in form.

The defender assured the team’s fans that the team will soon return to winning ways.

“We began (the league season) slowly but I have to thank my teammates for the collective efforts to become better,” he explained.

“We’ve set targets, inidvidually and collectively for the team. We earlier suffered from low confidence, and possibly a little bit of experience and unfamiliarity.”

“Now we are a blended team and every player is putting in the right shift and constantly seeking to consolidate their position which has upped the fighting spirit and competition. That is keeping us on track for the title,” added the former Nzoia Sugar player.

Wanjala is in his third season with Simba wa Nairobi and has featured in 17 out of the 22 matches this season.

This weekend, City Stars, coached by former Kenya international Nicholas Muyoti will be seeking to return to winning following a dramatic 1-0 loss to Gor Mahia in their last assignment.

The team has a date with struggling Kariobangi Sharks at the Police Sacco Stadium in Nairobi.

The league had taken a two week break to pave ways for the round of 32 of the MozzartBet Cup.

City Stars are currently ranked fifth on the league standings after 22 matches, with 37 points, ten off league leaders and title favourites Gor Mahia.

Posta Rangers, Tusker, Police and Bandari are ranked second to fifth respecitvely on the 18-team log.

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