Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo heads to the bench ahead of the game against Vihiga United at home
For the first time in the season Ulinzi Stars dropped all three points at home, in a 0 – 1 fall to Vihiga United on Wednesday 4th April, leaving head coach Dunstan Nyaudo mad at the missed chances.
A late goal in the game from Christopher Masinza lifted Vihiga to their first win but coming after a number of chances went begging left the coach deflated in his post match comments, terming it a bad day.
“It was a bad day for us; not so much to celebrate from a game you drop three points to a lousy goal very late in the game. We created very many chances, like three clear ones and failed to use them and that came to cost us here,” he said.
A fine run of form in March saw the team head to the game as favorites and the fact the team had not lost at home in the season added the punch. That however counted for nothing in the end but the coach absolved the players of claims of being over confident.
“I don’t think there was a case of over confidence from my players; we knew it was going to be tough and I prepared them both on and off the pitch for this. It was just a small lapse in the defence and much as it is unfortunate, we take the lessons and seek improvement.
“We have ourselves to blame because we even talked about these issues and we all knew Vihiga is a wounded team fighting for a first win and there are players in there who would play for their coach,” he added.
The coach hopes to see improvement in the game against Bandari FC in Mombasa on Sunday 8th April.