Mathare United head coach Salim Ali admits his charges were not at their best despite recording a 2-1 win over Kisumu All-Stars in week six of KPL action.
Mathare had to come from a goal down in the tie hosted in Kisumu on Saturday and despite Ali lauding his charges for their efforts, he felt their performance on the day wasn’t what he expected from them.
“I thank my players for securing the win. Those are three invaluable points that keep us in the direction that we want to go but aside from that I was not particularly impressed with our display. We were lethargic and did not play to our strengths. Credit to All Stars though for making it difficult for us,” noted Salim on the club’s website.
Despite maintaining their unbeaten run, Ali is worried at how they are conceding goals but exuded confidence that it is an area that they will improve on in their coming games.
“The comebacks can be analyzed in two ways, either positive or negative. The positive is that we have the character to respond after conceding first. The negative aspect is that we are only responding after we have gone down in matches. It's a worrying situation but one I believe we will tackle in our subsequent matches,” he added.
In the game, All-Stars had taken the lead through Gershom Arabe but Kevin Kimani leveled for the visitors in the 69th before Clifford Alwanga clinched the winner.