Bankers keeping promotion hopes alive

KCB head coach Leonard Saleh is adamant that his side will seal promotion back to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) despite the fact that they are banking on other teams dropping points for them to have a chance of earning promotion.

 KCB is 3rd in the log with 73 points, two behind leaders Ushuru and one behind second-placed Wazito. A win for Vihiga over Palos on Wednesday 15 October will see KCB slip to fourth in the log and with only two automatic promotion slots available, the Bankers' promotion chances are first dwindling.

 They returned to winning ways in Sunday 12 October with a 3-1 thrashing of Nairobi Stima after the shocking loss to Isibania FC a week ago and Saleh has hailed his charges for showing mental strength after the Awendo setback.

Strong start 

 -It was important for us to start strongly and kill off the game early. Luckily we executed our plan well and went three up in the opening 15 minutes. It also shows that we are mentally strong because last week we lost to a weaker team but bounced back with a huge win today, he said.

 Saleh believes that his side will play in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in 2018 despite not being entirely in control of their fate.

 -We all have two matches left and I still believe we will make it. It's a matter of us winning our games and see what happens in the end but I strongly believe we are going to be promoted to the Kenyan Premier League, he added. 

KCB got relegated to the NSL at the end of 2015 season.

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