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Odhiambo gutted at elusive clean sheet

Goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo in a warm up session ahead of the game against Sony Sugar

The first half concession that came to pass as the lone goal in the clash against Sony Sugar on Sunday 11th February has left goalkeeper Timothy Odhiambo gutted after failing to keep a clean sheet in the opening two matches of the 2018 season.

The keeper, alongside defender Cylus Shitote, was facing his former employers and would have wished for a better result than the 0 – 1 loss served by Clinton Omondi’s 16th minute goal at the Awendo Green Stadium.

Rise from defeat

He admits they played well, save for that one moment that proved to be key to the end result in the match and assured they will do all to rise from the defeat.

“It was a good game from us, I believe, but sometimes there are things we can’t avoid; as a keeper I always want to keep a clean sheet whenever I go out to the pitch and I wanted it more because I was playing against my former team but again this has already happened and we can only lift ourselves from it,” he said.

Ulinzi Stars lost even with a dominant display at a very tough venue and as focus shifts to the next match, Odhiambo is calling on better marking and precision with the chances created.

Improve

“The performance was good but I think we need to improve on marking especially in defence and also converting the chances we create, because in the loss we missed very many chances. Against Mathare United we will try working harder and smarter and also pray that God guides us,” he added.

The loss saw the team drop three places to seventh on the log, having managed three points from the opening two matches.

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