‘ZICO’ SPEAKS ON SOFAPAKA LOSS, BLAMES HIS DEFENCE

KCB coach Zedekiah Otieno attributed his side’s narrow 1-0 loss against Sofapaka to failure to take their chances.

Otieno said his side had better chances in the match even as he termed the winning goal scored by Lawrence Juma as a fluke.

“Clearly we had better chances in this match but failed to convert them and so it meant we could not get something from it. That goal by Juma came from nothing. One of my defenders could easily have dealt with it had he reacted faster. It was a fluke,” he said.

His counterpart Ken Odhiambo said they had prepared well for the match and the two losses against Nairobi City Stars and Gor Mahia had taught them valuable lessons.

“We  knew KCB’s strength was in the flanks, so we  locked them out wide forcing them to play through the middle where we could sit back and try and hit them on counter attack,” said Odhiambo.

He dismissed assertions that Juma’s goal was a fluke. “We studied their goalkeeping department as well as their defensive positioning and that is why Juma almost scored a second but his effort hit the crossbar.”

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