Something needs to be done on refereeing, Nyangweso says

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has called on authorities to work on erratic officiating

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has called on authorities in Kenyan football to move with speed and reign on erratic refereeing, especially in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

Nyangweso, speaking after guiding the team to a barren draw against Sofapaka at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, registered his disappointment at Oscar Wamalwa’s sixth minute strike being disallowed, which cut short the early celebration by the lanky forward.

Missed chances

While the team was also denied what seemed like a genuine penalty call when Elvis Nandwa was tripped late in the second half, Nyangweso lashed out at the second assistant referee, Joshua Achila for the disallowed goal, which he said should have given his side the needed momentum.

He however also noted that his charges missed clear cut chances that should have determined the course of the game.

Denied goal

“The second assistant referee was hell bent on seeing us lose. He denied us a clear goal early in the game and I believe that would have been our motivation. We may have missed a lot of our chances but we were denied what was ours and I think we seriously need something done about officiating in this country.

“It hasn’t been good for us in the recent matches but we will try and address the issues we can, especially on striking. I believe we will be okay in the next game,” he said.

Next up for the team is a clash against Mathare United on Sunday 14th April at Afraha Stadium.

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