Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi left Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, a bemused man after he s side’s 2-2 draw with Sofapaka on Sunday 28 April ruing the two dropped points in the Round 26 clash.
While the tie ended in a balanced affair, Kimanzi felt the match day Referee, Ahmed Athman’s performance was below par and contributed to his team picking just a point, two short of his desired haul.
His side had to come from down twice, with goals from Cliff Nyakeya canceling out Umaru Kasumba’s brace and they had good openings to kill off the match late on.
The coach admitted he was satisfied with the players’ performance though disappointed by the final outcome.
“I am happy with the composure we had in the game and the general character we showed, especially in attack but I am disappointed that we didn’t win.
“Officiating was an issue here definitely; the referee couldn’t cope with the speed of the game and as a result made some wrong calls and I don’t think technically he was the best for such a game.
“With good officiating I believe we’d have won this game,” he said.
Mathare United will host Zoo FC in their next assignment, on Wednesday 1 May.