11 Sep, 08:23
Nairobi Stima assistant coach Fred Ambani says change of tact after being reduced to ten-men in the 40th minute helped his side dispatch Administation Police FC 3-1 in a National Super League played at Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Sunday 10 September.
Stima were reduced to 10-men in the 40th minute when Sande Mandela was ordered to take an early shower for a high-boot challenge on an AP player. Four minutes later they took the led from the penalty spot when Ivan Anguyo converted after Patrick Mugendi was fouled in the box. They went to score two more after the interval through John Kang'ethe and Brian Mtiba while Calvin Osumba bagged the consolation goal for AP.
Speaking after the match, Ambani who joined Stima in August after parting ways with Kenyan Premier League side Nakumatt said his side opted to retain the ball more after being reduced to ten men in order to win the game.
Change of tact
-We started with an open attacking style but after the red card we had to change. Running around would have exposed us so at half time we told the boys the to knock the ball around and do less of running. They executed our plan very well and I think we should have even scored more because we had the chances to but I am glad we showed character to get the three points from the match, he told Futaa.com.
The win moved Stima to second in the log with 50 points.