Okoko delighted after surviving relegation
BURUNDIAN tactician Godfrey Okoko is relieved after helping Southern Province-based Amagaju to avoid relegation on the last day of the season.
Amagaju had until the last day of the season to record a 2-1 win over Etincelles away in Rubavu to be assured of their stay in the top flight league.
The team spent the whole season rotating in the relegation zone and before their final match of the season; they were placed 12th with 20 points.
However, they had shown signs of escaping the red zone as they thrashed Mukura 4-1 at home in Nyamagabe to boost their chances.
Okoko said recently, “We did it, we have managed to stay up, and I know many people were surprised because we had been placed bottom of the standings for the entire season but we managed to do to escape being demoted to second division,”
“We had a very poor season, we didn’t play to our best but having been able to stay put in the top flight league, we are going to prepare very well such that next season finds us in a more serious mood,”
Amagaju finished the 2013/14 season, placed 11th with 23 points in 26 matches played this season. They have won six games, drew five and lost 15 games, all together.
Esperance and AS Muhanga who finished bottom of the standings with 21 and 18 points respectively were relegated to second division league.