Kim: Early Goal Destabilized Us

Head coach Francis Kimanzi follows proceedings from his technical area in the 0-2 loss to Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday. July 29, 2018.

Head coach Francis Kimanzi has rued a slow start for the 0-2 loss to Sony Sugar at the Camp Toyoyo on Sunday.

Tobias Otieno’s first half brace set the Millers on course for a crucial win that eased their relegation worries steering them three points clear of the drop zone.

Reflecting on the overall team performance, Kimanzi admitted that his game plan was scattered by Otieno’s third minute opener and it was difficult to come back after he added his second at the half hour mark.

Difficult 

“The early goal destabilized us. You tend to think that you have a lot of time but that is not the case. It is always difficult for the players when you have to chase the game that early. We had to change a lot and I think they now realize it is important to have a good start,” assessed Kimanzi who is without a win in the last seven.

The loss left the team at sixth place with 35 points and with waning chances of a top four finish. However Kimanzi is confident that he will weather the storm.

Purpose 

“We did not create enough chances today and that is something that we need to work on. The mental aspect is good because they played with more purpose in the second half and that is something we can build on,” he added with a tinge of optimism.

An away match against AFC Leopards next Sunday follows for the boys as they look to end their seven match winless run where they have picked a paltry five points.