Kakamega Homeboyz FC coach Nicholas Muyoti wasn’t at all pleased by his side’s loss of concentration on Thursday 14th- one that allowed Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia back in the tie to win 2-1. Homeboyz- the better side before Gor turned the tide, had taken a deserved lead through Luke Namanda and Muyoti rues especially, the manner in which they went to slumber.
K’Ogalo, hosts on the day at the Machakos County Stadium, grabbed two quick goals through Mustafa Francis and Boniface Omondi- and all of them came from throw-ins from Gor left-back Geoffrey Okoth Ochieng.
Coach Muyoti notes this in his post match conference.
”It’s all about concentration. Two throw-ins, two goals, that is very bad considering we were leading this match and it was ours for the taking. It was one of the weakest Gor Mahia squads and they still beat us and that means we still have a lot of work to do,” he says.
The Kakamega side came into the tie on the back of a 6-0 humbling of Mount Kenya United- one that had their attacking players in fiery form. Muyoti maintained the forward line of Allan Wanga, David Odhiambo and Luke Namanda for the clash but chances were hard to come by in the first half of the tie.
”We did not create too many chances like we are used to in previous matches and we have to work on that. I believe if someone scores two goals against us, we are capable of scoring four or even five.
That did not happen today and I’ll look at our finishing touch and concentration in the next training session,” the former Nzoia Sugar tactician adds.
The two quick goals by Gor saw Muyoti throw in Kenya U23 trialist Thiong’o Peter and a seasoned Edwin Lavatsa in a bid to grab a point from the tie but all in vain.
”I made attacking changes because at that point a draw looked like the worst result and we wanted at least a point from the game,” concludes Muyoti.
The loss drops Homeboyz to 9th on the KPL table standings ahead of their week 18 league clash against former leaders Mathare United in Bukhungu. They have won two of their last five matches and have 21 points from 17 matches.