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Trouble looms for wobbly JKT Ruvu

31st January 2013
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JKT Ruvu team

JKT Ruvu, once a force to reckon with in the Mainland premiership, is experiencing a wobbly season having attained 14 points in as many matches.

The team posted only four wins and managed two draws while losing the rest to gaze the relegation borderline with narrow two-point cushion.

The team’s strikers have scored a handful 12 goals and conceded 20 for the negative goal aggregate of eight ahead of the 15th round matches this weekend.

It’s hard to know what plans are in mind for their coach Charles Kilinda who used to lead the team into impressive performance in the previous seasons.

The balance of prowess looks to have shifted to their ‘blood brothers’ Ruvu Shooting who have been enjoying a comfortable season to stay seventh in the standings table.

JKT Ruvu will have to change their pattern of play if they are serious to stay out of relegation fears at this time when the league is midway through.

The team that used to be giant killers tormenting stalwarts Yanga and Simba has now become almost a mere novice.

Their next opponents in the ongoing league assignments are holders Simba who are trailing pace makers and closest archrivals Young Africans.
Simba are six points adrift of Yanga and look in no mood to entertain any complacency.

Their match with JKT Ruvu this weekend is important in their blood to retain the title they had won last season.

It’s hard to imagine that JKT Ruvu are close to the relegation borderline with the league at midway point.

They have never come close to win the premiership title since winning promotion into the top flight berth but they used to be stable and formidable to wind up seasons within top five.

The situation prevailing now seems the team might fall into the fight back to float in the league berth rather than searching for the title. ends


 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN