Gor Mahia suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday, falling 2-1 to Tusker FC in just the team’s second match of the 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BPL) campaign and interim coach Patrick Odhiambo has blamed a lack in concentration for the defeat.
Burundian forward Jules Ulimwengu netted for the second successive game after grabbing the winner against Ulinzi Stars on Jamhuri day but this time round, his first-half header turned out to be a mere consolation as Tusker claimed the win thanks to goals from David Majak and Henry Meja.
In his post-match assessments, assistant coach Odhiambo acknowledged his team’s defensive frailties at Kasarani and what he feels has to be done by the players.
He said, “If you look at the goals we’ve conceded today especially the first one, you can see that we’ve lost this game because of a lack in concentration in key defensive moments.
“We need to be better, even though it is early in the season and there is no need to panic, we have to improve immediately. We need to play as a unit defensively where everyone is willing to cover a teammate whenever a mistake has occurred.”
Odhiambo also touched on Captain Kenneth Muguna’s withdrawal in the game confirming that the midfielder, who assisted Ulimwengu’s header, had been complaining of pain in his ribs.
“Muguna seems to have injured his ribs and I cannot tell you the full extent of it until our doctor has examined him fully,” he said.
Attention now switches to continental football for K’Ogalo where on Wednesday next week they are scheduled to travel to Algeria for their CAF Champions League second round preliminary first-leg tie against CR Belouizad.