The coastal city of Mombasa has always been a difficult place to visit but the boys have always put up a good show winning one and losing one in our two previous league visits.
This time however, it wasn’t to be a good outing as the host emerged victorious with yet another 1-0 margin. In what was a very tight game, it was a goal mouth melee in 74th minute which brought the only goal of the game courtesy of substitute Abdallah Hassan.
Coach Kanu was left disappointed with the results and congratulated the opponents for making tactical substitutions that broke the tie,
“Tactically we were disciplined, defending well and building up from the back. My only worry was in the final third as we seemed to lose our rhythm when we got there. I feel also we should have converted at least one of our chances. In tight games like this it is the small details that matter and you can see we were caught napping late in the game which handed them the victory. They made good substitutions and one of them even scored,” he said.
He called on the boys to put this result behind them and focus on the next game which is an away trip to Kisumu where we face Western Stima,
“I expect the boys to put this behind them and work towards a better result next week. We know it is difficult when you lose so late in the game but we have to keep moving,” he added.
On the injury situation, the coach didn’t hide his disappointment as most of the senior players continue to stay out through injury and there was also a scare as Kapaito left the pitch limping.
“We also have lots of injuries and I am worried as Kapaito also got injured today but we will have to asses him and see how serious it is. Hopefully it is not long term. We the games coming thick and fast, we really need everyone on board,” he concluded.
The trip to Kisumu will be an opportunity for the boys to redeem themselves and at least get points to move up in the standings.