Nyangweso calls on charges to build on Mathare win

Players celebrate Elvis Nandwa’s goal against Mathare United on Sunday 14 April

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has called on his charges to work on giving an even better display when the team takes on Western Stima in the Wednesday 17th April Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

The team heads to Kisumu on the back of a 2 – 0 win over the 2008 KPL champions, which also delivered a second straight game that the team has not conceded a goal, after the earlier barren draw with Sofapaka.

Nyangweso admitted that a lot of work was put in in defence ahead of the two matches and is happy to see the efforts bear fruit but he hopes the same can be sustained for long.

Successive clean sheets

“It feels good to see the team take home successive clean sheets. Earlier on we used to concede in each game but we worked on the positioning and communication in defence and now the results are there for all to see.

“Of course I also have a talented group of players, and that too played a part,” he said.

Elvis Nandwa had a superb game, and capped it with a goal – the opener in the 58th minute – before Oscar Wamalwa wrapped it up with a tap in in the 75th minute mark. As he lauded the gains in defence, the coach also pointed out that the attackers are getting it right and predicted a good finishing sprint from the team.

“You can’t win a game without scoring and you also put yourself under pressure when you target slim margins. The second goal gave us the needed breathing space but also the confidence and that is what enabled us see the game off. We should do this more often,” he added.

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