Mathare United Head Coach Francis Kimanzi has lamented on the state of the Ruaraka Stadium, home to former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Tusker FC.
Speaking after the team's 2-1 win over the Brewers on Saturday 12th January, Kimanzi said the pitch doesn't deserve to host a top-tier match.
"It is sad. This is a pitch that was approved by the technical committee of the Kenyan Premier League to host matches and this is a joke. The pitch is very bumpy and almost impossible to play football on." Kimanzi lamented after the match.
Kimanzi, however, heaped praises on his players for picking the maximum points.
"It is good to win against such a tough opponent. I told my players before the match if we had good behaviour and stuck to our plan we would pick the three points and we did it. I am happy the players followed instructions." Kimanzi said.
Kimanzi also lauded defender Andrew Juma who alongside Johnstone Omurwa have formed a solid pair at the back.
"Roma (Andrew Juma) didn't play much last season and we have prepared him so well. It is a success story for him, he has played every single match this season and has kept 4 clean sheets. Against Tusker it was a big test for him and I think he did well. He has proved that he is ready for the challenge." The tactician said.
Mathare is at the top of the log with 17 points after 7 matches and Kimanzi believes his lads are now ready to push for the title after almost four years of rebuilding the team.