24 Nov, 14:15
Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya is rejoicing after his team surpassed expectations by finishing third in the Kenya Premier League 2017 campaign.
Sharks were promoted for the first time in their history and Muluya is especially happy for the players who were signed and moved on to cement a place in the team. The tactician further praised his hitman Masoud Juma who secured the Golden Boot race by scoring 17 goals.
-To finish third in our first season at the top is not something we expected especially because we took longer to settle in the Premier League. But after mid-season I began to believe that we could finish in a good position based on the commitment from players and our quality. I am happy that most of the players we signed thinking they were too young from the top flight and would, therefore, act as fringe players surprised us by securing positions in the team ahead of some experienced guys, Muluya told the KPL portal.
-That is a sign of growth and is very encouraging. Apart from the league, we have produced the best scorer in the league (Masoud Juma) and we also made it to the finals of the GOtv Shield so I can only thank God for giving us a good season despite many writing us off. We are here on merit and we have shown it.
AFC Leopards defeated Sharks in the said finals after a 2-0 encounter in Kasarani.