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Second From Bottom But Vihiga Bullets Have Their Survival Blueprint Laid Out

Vihiga Bullets are not throwing in the towel yet in their quest for survival in the Kenyan topflight, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League.

With just seven games to see of the campaign, Vihiga Bullets who are making their debut in the top flight are in the automatic drop zone with a paltry 20 points from 27 matches.

Bullets under the tutelage of Juma Abdallah are second from bottom, eight points from safety and just a point below Wazito who occupy the playoff spot.

Abdallah’s men have been gaining momentum as the league enters homestretch, back to back wins against bottom side Mathare United and a four-match unbeaten streak.

Their next outing is at home to Posta Rangers on Saturday at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega and Abdallah cannot afford to falter in their bid to evade the callous relegation axe.

“We have prepared well for the game against Rangers because when we get the three points we will be able to catch Wazito and Ulinzi Stars depending on their results. We need to win that game,” Abdallah said in an interview with an online sports outlet.

Juma Abdallah. PHOTO/COURTESY

Of the maximum 21 points that can be gotten from the seven remaining games, Bullets target to get at least 11 points to assure themselves of another season in the top tier.

“We want to maintain our unbeaten run, going forward we have a tricky clash against Bandari but we will fight to get a positive result. We sat down as a team and agreed that we have to collect 11 points from the remaining games of the season,” the tactician said.

The Vihiga-based club’s bid could also receive a shot in the arm if the Sports Disputes Tribunal rubberstamps the FKF Caretaker Committee’s decision to award them the three points in their aborted match away to Gor Mahia at the Kasarani Stadium in February.

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