Kimanzi Hails Mental Strength In Vihiga Win

Head coach Francis Kimanzi follows proceedings from the bench during the season opener against Vihiga United at the Bukhungu Stadium.

Head coach Francis Kimanzi was left purring after the boys produced a remarkable comeback to floor Vihiga United 2-1 at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.

Dennis Wafula opened the scoring in the 24th minute in controversial fashion before the boys turned the game on its head in the second half through Clifford Alwanga’s brace.

The win was a replica of the 2-1 wins over Bandari and Kibera Black Stars in the Kariobangi Sharks preseason tournament where the boys rallied twice from a goal down to emerge victorious.

Difficult 

Reflecting on the overall team performance, Kimanzi expressed his delight at the maturity exhibited by his charges after falling behind early in the first half.

“You always don’t want to concede fist because it can be very difficult to come back especially when playing away. They have done it in preseason and they repeated it. It is a belief that even if they score we still can do it. It is a very good mental attribute,” assessed Kimanzi.

Better 

“We are happy and lucky that we got the three points today because the first game of the season is always very tricky. It was a good display and I know we can play even better. With three points and two goals the journey starts and the urge to win more games sets in,” he added.

It was a memorable debut for Alwanga who opened his account for the club with two goals. Robert Mboya was also impressive with his string of saves in the second half ensuring that we were protected our slim lead to the final whistle.