Coach Benjamin Nyangweso doesn’t understand how he failed to pick maximum points from is Wednesday 10th clash against Sofapaka FC at the Machakos County Stadium. Despite having clear cut chances denied in the 0-0 stalemate, Nyangweso believes poor officiating might have denied him victory.
”I don’t see why we shouldn’t have won this game. The first and second assistant denied us a clear goal,” he says in a post-match conference, admitting that his charges too squandered a couple of chances.
”Apart from losing our chances we also had a clean goal that was denied by the assistants. I think there is something wrong with our officiating,”
The soldiers dominated the 2 pm kick-off fixture on every front and even had Oscar Wamalwa score in the first half- a goal that was unfairly ruled out for offside after replays showed it to be a clean goal.
To add on to their woes on the day was a very brilliant Justine Ndikumana in goal for Sofapaka who denied Wamalwa and Enosh Ochieng on two point-blank occasions. Nyangweso says it’s bad luck.
”Enosh did lose a chance, Wamalwa too, I’d say it’s bad luck,” says the man who was only overseeing his fourth match since taking over from Dunstan Nyaudo.
Nyangweso is however confident of winning his next match, a home tie against Mathare United.
”I’ll go back to the drawing board, work on a few things and next match we aim to win,” he concludes.
Ulinzi Stars currently sit at an unfamiliar 11th position on the Kenyan Premier League log after 21 matches. They next take on Mathare United who haven’t won in their last three outings.