No time to bow our heads, coach Nyaudo rallies his charges
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his players not to let the defeat to Sony Sugar blur their focus of what awaits them in the season.
The 0 – 1 loss at Awendo Green Stadium was a big blow to the players and their body language at the end of the game told the story, with Ulinzi Stars having dominated the entire game, only caught out once, in a rare foray forward with which the hosts scored the lone goal.
The coach admitted his players were crushed by the result, and termed it an unfair reflection of the match but called on them to take lessons from it and move as fast as possible with focus on recovering in the next match.
“I honestly don’t know what to say about that game. Such are the times I don’t even know how to lift my players from this. It was a very unfair result considering the way my boys played.
“They (opponents) got just one chance and punished us yet we had at least four clear ones and didn’t utilize them; that is the game of football at times – you must accept these things,” he stated.
Coming from a convincing win over Zoo FC, the coach had pointed out that he’d focus on tightening the defence and observes that it worked well save for that one occasion that livewire Clinton Omondi penetrated and punished his team.
“The lapses that we had observed in the previous game were not there and that was positive. The defence worked so well, our midfield too, only for that one mistake from the wingback that came to heavily cost us. It is unfortunate but I cannot blame the boys, they did well,” he added.
Work to do
Still the coach acknowledged he has work to do ahead of the game against Mathare United and judging from the misses, he will be concentrating a lot on the attack.
“Going to that game we will sharpen the finishing a little bit and work on our defence but tactically we are good,” he concluded.