11 Mar, 07:38
Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has humbly accepted the loss to AFC Leopards at Machakos.
Mathare had their unbeaten run ended after Leopards twice came from behind to beat them 4-3. Cliff Nyakeya's goal and a penalty from Francis Omondi were not enough to see Mathare close the gap with Gor Mahia. Kimanzi, however said that it is important to prepare for the next match despite the loss.
"AFC Leopards was very aggressive especially after the second half, I think it was a good game just a moment of lack of concentration and that change things. But that is football after all you can make mistakes what we did towards the end of regular time. It is difficult to take it from my point of view. We were lucky in the first half although the concentration lost in the second half. If you look at the number of goals here at least it was entertaining and we have to do that what is important is to prepare for the next game despite the result. Yes we lost the points but there is room for improvement," Kimanzi said in his post match interview.
"I cannot blame the rain sometimes it makes the game entertaining the only major thing that affected us is the injury and unfortunately that makes you change game plan and surprise players in new positions," he added.
David Owino got injured and his coach believes that might have affected their pre match plans. The win is Leopards third in the season after downing SoNY Sugar and Ulinzi Stars in the last encounters.