Nandwa hopeful of Rangers win
Coach James Nandwa hopes that the winning form he attained with the national team will carry on to Rangers FC.
Nandwa was in charge of the Kenyan development side that saw off Botswana in a friendly match last Thursday.
His charges produced a solid display to see off the visiting Southern Africans on the day. At Rangers though, they are rock bottom in the Kenyan Premier League and look no closer to getting away from that position with their current form.
They have not won in 14 matches, the longest winless streak in the division by far. Nandwa, though, believes that his side will recover soon.
“We need a win seriously. That is the only thing I feel we are lacking,” he said. “Our form has not been bad at all and even the matches we are playing attest to that. We just lack the necessary luck to pull through and win a game. I know we need many more factors going our way, but luck is one of them.”
Over the weekend they face the red-hot Mathare United and Nandwa is hoping his boys can kick on with a win.
“Sadly for us, we have had many changes in the playing unit. Most players are new and learning to live with one another. The main issue is that we need cohesion, which is slowly getting through.
“Against Mathare, we will try our best to win. The players want it, I want it and even the chairman. We are all backing each other. I am confident we will do well and hope that the players feel the same.”
Rangers are bottom of the table with 12 points, two behind Oserian and four behind Muhoroni Youth in the safety zone. He wants his side to catch up with the teams above them soon to avoid a huge gap.
“We must not allow a gap to develop. It will hurt us. The points difference is not huge as we speak, so we must keep it that way and ensure we claw it out. Otherwise, it will be a huge task for us.”