Assistant Coach Ezekiel Seda feels that the team should have taken maximum points by holding on to the lead late on. The boys had rallied from a goal down to take the lead and look set to bag the maximum points but they were denied by a penalty in the dying minutes of the game.
Here are the areas he spoke about
Converting Early Chances
“We were quick to settle and we must laud the boys for that. However, we failed to make it count because were never converted our early chances. We could have been 2-0 up by the 10th minute but we lacked the sharpness. It allowed the opponents to gain confidence and even take the lead before us.
We have to be more clinical and try to score with our early chances so that we can control the game from the start.”
“ I have to say congratulations to the boys for showing character. When we conceded first, we never panicked. The boys settled down, stuck to the game plan and continued waiting patiently for the chance and when it came we equalized. We kept the same tempo and structure and we even took the lead.
It shows that the will to fight is there. We are not a team that gets demoralized by conceding early. We have to make that count by ensuring that just as we fight to come from behind to take the lead, we fight even harder to consolidate our lead when we have it.”
On Patrick’s Debut Goal
“It is good to see a player come in to the club and demonstrate his quality straight away by settling in with ease. He scored in his first friendly match in the pre season against Yanga and now he comes in and scores in his first competitive fixture for the club.
We have talked to him and other midfielders to try and share the responsibility of scoring with our strikers and we hope that he gets many goals this season.”
Not holding on to the lead
“We should have done better to manage the game when we had the lead. We don’t want to be giving away points easily. We need to work on that and we shall work on that. It got all to do with keeping our focus and concentration until the final whistle blows.”
Update on Harrison Mwendwa
“We had to take him off in the 60th minute because we do not want to expose our players to injuries this early. He picked up a knock and on the advice of our doctor we took him off. It is a minor injury though. No need to panic.”
How to summarize the performance today
“It’s a wakeup to everybody. We got to work harder. The league is going to be competitive and if we want to do well then we must just be on top of our game every day, every minute and every second.”