Omino pleased with point
Western Stima coach Henry Omino believes his side are capable of clinching a top-five finish in the Tusker Premier League.
Omino also praised goalkeeper Ben Roberts Mandela for his man-of-the-match display in a goalless draw against Thika United at Thika Stadium in Sunday.
“I am very happy with the result. A draw is a good result for us considering we are away from home and at a top-five team,” said Omino.
“The players did well in the circumstances as Thika put us under pressure and were very strong. We always knew that we would have to be on the back foot, considering the way they play their football which is to starve others of possession.”
“I thought we played well, kept our shape and frustrated them completely. At the back we were very solid, despite missing some experienced players and the goalkeeper was magnificent. He made some very good saves and kept us in the game. Considering all those permutations, I have to say that I am happy with the result.”
Omino added that Western Stima have revised their pre-season goal of finishing in the top eight.
“We had planned to finish in the top eight. That is the main aim for us this season,” he said.
“However, it is never bad to dream and finish higher than that and if we can achieve that, it would be good. At the moment, we are still able to finish even fifth, if we win all our games and others go our way. “That is the aim and hopefully, it will come to fruition,” concluded Omino.
Stima are currently seventh in the standings, six points behind fifth-placed Thika .