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“We Must Snap Up this Abysmal Run!” Bidco’s Akhulia Goes Back to the Drawing Board

Bidco United who are having their second season in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League have lost their last two games despite putting on a performance that arguably warranted them at least a point in each.

The Oilers first loss 1-0 to newbies Talanta FC on February 12 before losing again to league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz 3-1 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday, February 27.

Sunday’s result stretched their winless run to six games, drawing four games before the back to back defeats and last won a game on January 9, 1-0 against last season’s runners-up KCB.

It is a run that head coach Anthony Akhulia has refused to make peace with, himself a former midfielder nicknamed Vieira for his resemblance with former Arsenal midfield star and captain Patrick Vieira, currently the head coach of English top flight side Crystal Palace.

Akhulia now heads back to the drawing board to snap up the downward spiral that has left them just 11 points above relegation zone.

Bidco United head coach Anthony Akhulia seated in the team bus. Photo/Bidco United

“We are playing well yes, but at the end of the day result is what matters. We will sit down with the players and find ways to tie the loose ends because we are badly exposed,” said Akhulia.

According to the tactician, they have been so generous at the back, leeting in the easiest og goals which he blames on poor communication in the in the backline.

Akhulia is keen to avoid conceding goals first for he believes his team has found it difficult to stage a comeback like was the case away to Homeboyz when they let in three in the opening half. 

“We need a lot of concentration in the entire 90 minutes. We have been starting our matches at a low pace, something that gives our opponents time to score early and lock the game,” offered the tactician.

Bidco United are 14th on the standings with 20 points from the opening 19 games and are next away to second-placed Nairobi City Stars on March 5 at the Thika Stadium.

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