An early kick off in the hot Sunday afternoon was expected to be a tight encounter as three of the last four fixtures between the two sides had ended in draws. The coach made some changes in his team with James Mazembe and Vincent Wasambo replacing Shaphan Oyugi and the injured Duke Abuya in the starting lineup.
Brian Bwire made a couple of saves in the cagey first half while the second half became even more difficult with both sides struggling to create chances. The coach introduced Sydney Lokale and Harrison Mwendwa with twenty minutes to play. The two, returning from injury failed to make an impact in the match as the opponents defense held on tight with some proper defending.
Sven Yidah got himself booked ten minutes from time, meaning he misses the next match having accumulated five yellow cards adding to a disappointing day.
Despite clearly not being at their best, the lads still held on to earn a point away from home and the manager had this to say;
His thoughts on the game…
It was a very slow game. We really never picked up to the proper gear. We were disappointing today. We didn’t click; we didn’t create chances, so it all goes back to me as the trainer, maybe I didn’t prepare the boys well enough.
On benching Harrison Mwendwa…
He is coming back from injury and was not 100% ready. So we had to give him a few minutes, and he did what he could do.
On his plans going forward
We will have to go back and plan well. Of course we have to see if Lokale and Mwendwa will be ready to start. We also have to organize without Sven Yidah because he got his fifth yellow card today and Patila looked like he struggled. We will regroup and surge forward.
The next league game sees us host Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday and we hope to see the boys come back with a win.