Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his charges to work smarter and use chances created
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his charges to work smarter, following the 0 – 1 loss to Sofapaka on Sunday 5th August, which marked the first loss for the team since June, the coach lamented at the missed chances and the late concession.
Umaru Kasumba’s late goal at Narok County Stadium proved a sucker punch for Ulinzi Stars, who had a fair share of open chances, especially in the first half, but couldn’t hit the target.
The defeat came on the back of a barren draw with Nzoia Sugar, leaving the team with just one point from the last two matches and the coach admitted that the rate at which the team is dropping points is worrying.
“I am a little bit worried about the points we are dropping, and definitely the chances we are missing; in this game alone we had four good chances in the first half but missed all and we were punished very late on.
“Last week we dropped two points in similar fashion, and honestly I would have loved to pick even one point against Sofapaka but sometimes this is a crazy game. They have beaten us home and away and it is really a concern,” he said.
Ulinzi Stars should have taken a comfortable lead to the break, while goalkeeper Jacktone Odhiambo was also on hand with some big saves in the first half, and while the coach lauded the team for an impressive display, he picked out attack as the area to be worked on.
“Despite that we played so well, all the departments worked and it is only that we did not turn in our chances. It is worrying me a lot and this is one area we are going to have to dedicate a lot of effort,” he added.