Migori Youth FC have had to change their training base to Katito, Kisumu County from Migori ahead of their Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) playoffs second leg fixture at Wazito FC on Saturday.
The decision to move closer to Muhoroni, the venue for the much-anticipated showdown, was necessary, owing to the ongoing countrywide anti-government demonstrations that have compromised security and made transport difficult.
Migori Youth were forced to a barren draw in the initial duel they hosted at their Migori Stadium backyard a week back, and will now have to achieve what they couldn’t at home, away at the dreaded Muhoroni Stadium in Muhoroni Town.
“As much as we wanted a win, I’m glad we didn’t concede. We can build on that,” Kevin Oluoch, Migori Youth coach told Mozzart Sport.
The aggregate winner of the two-legged affair will bag the last spot in the 2023-24 FKFPL season.
Alive to the fact that the duel could be decided by spot kicks, Oluoch is leaving nothing to chance. “Our training is holistic,” the former Gor Mahia defender offered.
“We have to train for all scenarios, but our aim is to win within the normal time,” he added.
Migori Youth FC booked the playoffs chance by virtue of finishing third in the just ended National Super League 2022-23 season.
Former moneybags Wazito FC, now based in Muhoroni from Nairobi – following an acquisition – found themselves needing to affirm their top flight credentials – having survived automatic relegation by a whisker – finishing third (position 16) from bottom.