KPL All Stars eye recovery

KPL All Stars will hope to revive themselves in their encounter with Atletico Sevilla after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of fourth tier side Cordoba on Wednesday.
The select side, which is considered to be part of the squad, which will represent Kenya in next year’s CHAN tournament, started their tour of Spain on a poor note, losing heavily in their first match that characterized by bizarre defending that gifted their opponents two penalties.
An opportunity for Stanley Okumbi’s side to redeem themselves presents itself when they take on Atletico Sevilla, another La Liga second tier club with a win as their sole target
However, the tactician will be forced to make amends in his squad as instrumental Gor Mahia midfielder Earnest Wendo picked a knock which will see him remain unused till the end of the tour. Victor Majid is expected to fill in for him. Okumbi will have to put a bright decision between an erratic Boniface Oluoch who let in easy goals and Sofapaka’s Mathias Kigonya in the goal.
He will be forced to play in a combative approach to contain the fast Spaniards who can score at will against a side which is disadvantaged in many aspects ranging from experience of the turf to the vast fan-base. All Stars will also be expected to adapt to the weather which worked against their plan in their first match as well as learn from the costly mistakes they did.
Apart from the decision to replace Oluoch, Okumbi is expected to work with the back four of Musa Mohammed, Simon Mbugua, Robinson Kamura and Wesley Onguso with Victor Majid and Patilla Omoto shielding the four.
Ovella Ochieng and Samuel Onyango will be running in the flanks with Vincent Oburu and Jackson Macharia completing the preferred twin striking up-front. The trio of Boniface Muchiri, Clinton Kisiavu and Benson Maina will give striking options. Early this year, the KPL team made their first tour of Europe where they were beaten 2-1 away by Hull City’s second string side ahead of international fixtures.

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