Kisumu All Stars head coach Henry Omino has assured the team’s fans that there is no cause for panic despite starting the 2019/20 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign with a loss.
The newly promoted side started its season with a 0 – 2 loss at home to Ulinzi Stars on Saturday 31 August, prompting questions on whether the team will be able to live up to the demands of the top flight.
However, Omino played down the loss, picking a number of positives from it even as he stated his concern at a momentary loss of concentration by his charges.
“I think for most of the game we played well. We defended well in the first half and we resumed for the second half with an even better plan but then we conceded an early goal.
“Even before we could settle, they got the second goal, purely because of our lack of concentration and that really damaged us,” he said.
Kisumu All Stars did manage to fashion some spells of good display, though they rarely tested Ulinzi Stars keeper Timothy Odhiambo but that is a good starting point in rectifying the mistakes seen on Saturday, Omino added.
It will be well
“We managed to settle in the game and had some good moves going forward. We had some good spells where we controlled the game and made good passes and I want to assure our fans that in due course, it will be well,” he noted.
Next in line for Kisumu All Stars is another tough outing as they will be touring Machakos for a clash with KCB in the second week of action, on Saturday 14 September.