Muyoti notes fighting spirit in Tusker humbling, prepares for Sharks

Kakamega Homeboyz FC went down heavily to a rampant Tusker FC at the Bukhungu stadium on Wednesday, a rare loss by the Kakamega side at home but coach Nicholas Muyoti believes their opponents just had a good game.

Taking the 3-1 loss in a post-match press-conference, Muyoti lauds Robert Matano’s men for a good game, saying he was impressed with his own team’s fighting spirit.

”First I’ll congratulate Tusker, they have had a great game, and the two quick goals completely destroyed our plans in the match but I have to thank my boys for fighting even when we were down,” he says.

Homeboyz, at 3-0 down, attempted a late comeback but substitute Maxwell Ravel’s lone goal was all they could take home as a consolation. Muyoti is happy with the fight even if the loss pulls them back a few points.

The fight in his boys impressed him more than anything [IMAGE- Dan Ngulu]

”We fought till the end. The chances that we got we have to go back to training and do more work on them. However I am happy, we lost but we fought in that loss,” he continues.

Homeboyz have relinquished 4th position to Mathare United, 3-1 winners over Zoo FC and next face Kariobangi Sharks who are enduring a tough win-less streak. Coach Muyoti has to go with a sturdy defense line in the match, and that’s a priority to him.

”First, we have to check our defense, it was not good at all. When you concede goals and you cannot defend well it becomes a problem. So against Sharks we will aim to have a good defense, and I know our strikers are in a position to get us a goal or two,” he concludes.

After 27 rounds of Kenyan Premier League matches, the Kakamega side sits 5th on the 18-team log with 42 points.