Wazito FC defender Johnstone Omurwa has termed weekend's draw with Kakamega Homeboyz as confidence boost ahead of Western Stima encounter.
Chris Masinza handed Homeboyz the lead in the 54th minute but Derrick Otanga's netted a stoppage-time equalizer to force a 1-1 draw. The result ended Wazito's seven-match losing streak in the Kenyan Premier League. Omurwa, who captained the side on Sunday, believes the draw will instill confidence in the team ahead of its forthcoming assignments.
"It’s definitely a huge confidence boost for everyone after such a long poor run. Getting a point against a Homeboyz, side that had won its last four games and are among the title contenders is commendable," he said as quoted by the club's official website.
Omurwa also praised the team’s fighting spirit throughout the game. He states that even going down early in the second half did not deter the team’s resolve not to lose the match.
"The fighting spirit was very good, even when trailing the boys kept fighting, no one in the team wanted to lose. We still believed that we could get something out of the match and luckily it came in the last minute of the game, it’s the least we deserved," he added.
The defender captained the team in the absence of Bernard Ochieng and Llyod Wahome and admitted he was delighted by the chance he was given as he believes he can lead the team to a couple of wins in the next matches.
"I think I was born a leader and a chance to skipper the team is one that I cherish. Hopefully, I can lead the team to a couple of wins in our next few assignments," he concluded.
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