Poor Nakumatt seeking to bounce back from false start to the season

Festus Mbewe, the scorer in the 1-1 draw with Gor Mahia, hit Nkana’s third goal in the 61 minute

Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi believes the shoppers will find their footings despite a poor start to the season.

Nakumatt kicked-off their 2018 Kenyan Premier League campaign on a low note, falling 4-0 to champions Gor Mahia before picking a point against Thika United in a three-all draw last weekend.

Nakumatt lost some key players last season, among them, striker, Kepha Aswani and captain Peter Nzuki. The mass exodus might have contributed to Nakumatt's low start, but Mwangi says the financially crippled side will get back their groove.

“Preparations cost us in our first match against Gor Mahia. Endurance was missing and we ended up conceding the four goals.

"I was however, impressed with our response in the second match against Thika United. Coming from two goals down and forcing a three all draw was a plus to us," Mwangi told Goal.

“The result, I believe, will help us do even better in the forthcoming matches. We will hit our heights despite a few challenges.”

The Shoppers are currently facing financial challenges that have limited their preparations as far as the top tier is concerned.