Babu looks to fix defence, hopes for home lift

Western Stima head coach Salim Babu was rightly disappointed as his team, for the second straight game, conceded three goals, this time in a 1-3 defeat at the hands of KCB in Round 19 at the Kenyatta Stadium and he admitted his work is cut out, trying to fix the leakages.

In the run up to this clash, Stima had fallen 2-3 to Ulinzi Stars and the latest loss saw the Kisumu based side drop to seventh in the league standings. Speaking after the clash, Babu absolved goalkeeper Samuel Njau of any blame, only promising to fix the defence and after two straight away matches, he hopes home form will bring better tidings.

Didn’t defend well

Goals from Enock Agwanda, Simon Abuko and Reagan Otieno killed off the clash in the opening 45 minutes and though Vill Oromchan pulled one back for the Power Men early in the second half, they could not complete a comeback.

“We didn’t defend well; it was not the keeper’s fault at all but these are mistakes that happen in football. When you concede early goals in the first half it is hard to come back in but we take our lessons and as we go home we will look to fix things.

“Football is a game of chances; it goes all well when you take your chances and I think KCB used theirs and won the game comfortably,” he said.

Two home matches

Western Stima have two straight home matches to prepare for, first against bottom side Chemelil Sugar on Saturday 1 February before welcoming Gor Mahia on Wednesday 12 February at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.