Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo did not mince his words at the close of his team’s Match Day 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) duel with Ulinzi Stars, admitting they didn’t do much to try and win the game, or rather not to lose.
Goals from Enosh Ochieng and Oscar Wamalwa either side of half time nailed Rangers to a fifth straight winless outing, and the 2-0 defeat confined the Mailmen to 10th place in the league standings.
Pamzo, after the match acknowledged that his defenders were on most occasions second best to Ulinzi Stars forwards. He specifically singled out his central defenders – Suleiman Ngotho and Mwema Junior.
“We deserved to lose the game, because we were so poor, especially in the second half. We defended very badly, more so from the central defenders…Ulinzi scored through our own mistakes. I think we should have been sharper; I am so disappointed. Those (two goals) are gifts we gave Ulinzi,” he said.
In response to the lukewarm first half of the season that the team had, Pamzo has sought to take full advantage of the midseason transfer window and he is already bolstering the team hoping for a better show.
So far the team has confirmed the acquisitions of Ezekiel Okare, from Ulinzi Stars, former Sony Sugar duo of Humphrey Okoti and Collins Okumu while Kisiavuki Clinton has arrived from KCB. The team has also had Simon Mbugua and Charles Odette renewing their contracts for three more years.
The team will face AFC Leopards in the 17th round of matches in the KPL.