Tusker FC head coach admitted the team’s loss to Gor Mahia was solely down to the wastefulness in front of goal as the two giants faced off on Saturday 27 April at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Gor Mahia picked a 2 – 0 win to complete a double over Tusker, after a 1 – 0 win in the first leg and Matano believes with better composure in front of goal, his team would have picked a better result.
Sidney Ochieng was particularly a culprit in this, as he missed an open chance in the second half, with the ball only begging for a tap in, while Timothy Otieno had a goal disallowed. Matano could only promise to work on that even as he took in another unwanted result in Tusker’s season.
“We were very slow in the first half and gave Gor Mahia a lot of room. In the second half we were better but we did not use our chances.
“There is nothing to tell them (as far as finishing is concerned). They know what to do because we have trained for these things and those are chances that only need composure to score. We lost many of them in the second half even though we dominated proceedings and we will have to work on this,” he said.
Matano will hope his charges dust themselves in time for the game against Kakamega Homeboyz in Kakamega, which comes on Wednesday 1 May. In the first leg, Tusker lost 0 – 1 at home to Homeboyz, with The Brewers’ former striker Allan Wanga getting the winning goal at Ruaraka Stadium.