Muyoti defends Homeboyz’s defensive approach to Leopards clash

Coach Nicholas Muyoti may not have won his fifth successive match with Homeboyz during their Wednesday 10th visit to Machakos to take on AFC Leopards but a point on the road against does just fine for the former Kenyan International.

Muyoti, who started the 2018-19 Kenyan Premier League season at Nzoia Sugar, has had great fortunes at Homeboyz since being roped in to replace Paul Nkata and before taking on Ingwe on Thursday, had won an incredible four matches on the bounce.

For now, he will take just one.

”One point is enough from this game. I thank my boys, they did their job. One goal down and they came back, that is the spirit and the character we need in the team,” says the coach.

Ingwe started brilliantly, with their on-form forward Whyvonne Isuza notching a possible goal of the season contender before the tenth minute. Homeboyz, not the type to be pushed down, came back strongly and forced an equalizer just five minutes of Ingwe’s lead. Homeboyz weren’t too lucky with chances as they are used to and coach Muyoti notes this.

”Sometimes you get the chances and you use them, sometimes you get and you don’t use them. It is very positive that we created chances,” he adds.

Leopards did have massive possession of the ball during the game and Muyoti knows this, even justifying how his charges opted to thwart Ingwe’s attacks. In the moments that they were pinned in their own half, the coach says it’s always wise to take precautions and that’s what they did against Leopards.

”Leopards is a very strong side, you can see the kind of quality that they have. It is not a side that you can come and just open the game. We had to close the game so that we hit them on the counters,” he reveals.

Kakamega Homeboyz now sit 6th on the 18-team log and will take on western rivals Vihiga United at a venue they both share for home matches- Bukhungu stadium. This will take place on Sunday 14th.