16 Apr, 20:55
Mathare United suffered only their second loss of the season, when they went down 2-1 at the hands of Posta Rangers on Sunday 15 April. The loss saw them fail to extend their lead at the top of the log, but head coach Francis Kimanzi says his charges can take heart from their performance.
United had the chance to pile pressure on inactive Gor Mahia by extending their lead over the defending champions to four, but were undone by an early goal rush from Rangers who scored their goals inside the first 15 minutes through Kennedy Otieno and Joakins Atudo.
Even though inform forward Clifford Alwanga pulled the team to within one goal in the first half, which propelled them to a more decent account of themselves in the second, the slumboys were unable to claw back as Rangers repelled all of their valiant efforts.
Kimanzi who led the team to the league title in 2008, was gutted by the missed chance but was more impressed in the way his charges handled themselves.
Missing Three Points
He said, “It was a poor start from us and of course we are disappointed in missing the three points. But our response after going behind, especially in the second half was more like ourselves. That is a positive that we will take to our next game.”
Despite the loss they remain top with 23 points, a point above Gor who have three games in hand.