Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano says his team had to change its strategy to beat Kakamega Homeboy 1-0 in a Betking Premier League match played at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday.
Henry Meja scored the all-important goal for the Brewers late in the second half to help Tusker pick maximum points. Homeboyz on the other hand continues to struggle in the league with just one win in six matches. The team has also lost three of the six matches.
In his post-match interview, Matano admitted that his side was poor in the first half but changed tact in the second after watching how their opponents approached the game in the first stanza. He credited change of tact for the win.
“We had not played Homeboyz in over a year and after watching them in the first half we came up with a different strategy and changed the system. The players also understood what I wanted them to do and we changed the course of the game and in the end, we got a win,” he said in an interview with the club media.
The veteran tactician also acknowledged that Homeboyz caused his team many problems in the first half but was happy with how his players managed to see off the pressure before sealing the win in the second half.
“It was a tough match as expected but we were up to it. We played good football, I know we started slowly in the first 20-25 minutes, Homeboyz were up but we contained them until the second half when we came back strongly as we expected us to do and we emerged the winners and I am happy about that,” he added.
Next for the Brewers is a match against an equally in form Kariobangi Sharks side. Sharks defeated Gor Mahia 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.