Amagaju coach fighting to avoid relegation

Amagaju FC head coach Godfrey Okoko believes the Nyamagabe-based side will fight hard to avoid relegation to second division.

Amagaju FC head coach Godfrey Okoko believes the Nyamagabe-based side will fight hard to avoid relegation to second division.

Amagaju are at the bottom of the 14-team league table with 10 points after 18 rounds of matches.

The Southern Province team is favourite for relegation this season along with either 13th-placed Esperance FC or AS Muhanga in 12th position, but head coach Okoko thinks his side can still survive the drop.

Amagaju lost their last league game against defending champions Rayon Sports 2-0 in midweek. Okoko, who signed for Amagaju from the defunct La Jeunesse side this season said, “I just came in bad time as the team was losing and it has been tricky to turn things around, but I am trying my best and, together with my technical staff and the management; we believe this team can stay in the top flight division.”

“We are obviously in a bad situation because of our league position, but it’s still early to start thinking of relegation, we need to win at least three games and hope that the teams above drop some points in the process. We don’t want to go down in the second division,” said the former Mukura coach.

Amagaju’s next four games are against Muhanga in Nyamagabe, Marines at Umuganda Stadium, Espoir at home and away to Gicumbi FC. 

Amagaju have won two, lost 12 and drawn four of their 18 league matches played so far.

 

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