No shame for Bankers in face of Sofapaka loss

At the close of their Round 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash with Sofapaka at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, KCB were left reflecting on what should have been; mostly the missed chances, but assistant coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo says they will chin up and march on.

The only goal in the Sunday 3 March game came very late, with Umaru Kasumba slotting home a 90th minute spot kick to hand the Bankers their sixth loss of the season.

Sad ending

KCB gave a lot, and curved out the best chances in the game but placing one foot wrong in the 89th minute turned very costly after Bethwell Warambo handled in the box. Pamzo, speaking after the game, said while they were unlucky not to take at least a point home, they will look at building on the positives from the clash.

“We had a very good game, especially in the second half and in football, there are two things that determine the result; one of them is luck, and we didn’t have it today. We you concede in the last minute of the game, it is always very hard to come back,” he said.

With the loss sinking in, the Bankers will regret the missed chances after a good tactical display and Pamzo said a key area they will focus on after this loss, is sharpening the attack.

Missed chances

“We tried to push as hard as we could but we could only come close. We didn’t utilize our chances despite the fact we played very well from the start and I felt tactically we were superior, especially when we didn’t have the ball. Going forward, we were really comfortable but we lacked that combination that would have troubled the Sofapaka defence.

“All in all, we will look at the performance against Sofapaka as a very positive one and we will try and rectify matters in attack, because defensively we are doing well,” he added.

KCB is 12th on the log with 16 points from as many matches. Next up for the Bankers is a game against Nzoia Sugar.