They are having one of the most turbulent debuts in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League, but Vihiga Bullets are not going down just yet, at least for now.
The Vihiga-based club has been rooted in the relegation zone for the better part of the campaign and with just seven games to go; Bullets are 17th on the 18-member log with 20 points, eight points from safety.
This is an automatic drop zone, and as things stand, they would go down with Mathare United who are bottom of the table with11 points.
For the case of Viihiga Bullets however, they are just a single point from the playoff spot currently occupied by Wazito and wrestling that spot come end of the season looks like their most likely way for survival.
With the side now gaining momentum as the season nears its end, head coach Juma Abdallah has laid out a blueprint of how they intend to ensure themselves at least one more season in the top tier.
A maximum of 21 points can be harnessed from the remaining seven games and for Vihiga Bullets the target is only 11 points.
“We want to maintain our unbeaten run, going forward we have a tricky clash against Bandari but we will fight to get a positive result. We sat down as a team and agreed that we have to collect 11 points from the remaining games of the season,” Abdallah said.
Vihiga Bullets next host Posta Rangers at the Bukhungu Stadium on Satruday afternoon and Abdallah is keen to squeeze a win out of the visiting mailmen.
“We have prepared well for the game against Rangers because when we get the three points we will be able to catch Wazito and Ulinzi Stars depending on their results. We need to win that game,” Abdallah added.