Kimanzi pleased with ‘Slum derby’ point
Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi says he was pleased with the performance of his players in their 1-1 draw with Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.
Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi says he was pleased with the performance of his players in their 1-1 draw with Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday, despite going for the fourth match without victory. Mathare led 1-0 but Sharks equalized in the second half and were even lucky to get off with a point.
“I think I am happy with the point because coming off two heavy matches and you come off with a point, then it’s a fair result. We had chances to seal it but all the same I think the players got what they deserved off their work in training,” the coach noted.
Mathare have lost two and drawn two of their last four matches, results that have seen their early season shine fade off but Kimanzi notes it is just a matter of time before they get back up.
“Sometimes you have to look at the quality of the opponent and you are left impressed with the result. We can move on forward strongly from this because the performance has been okay as well,” the coach noted.
Meanwhile, Kimanzi cannot guarantee the return of skipper George Owino who was injured against Wazito. The coach has insinuated that he might give the experienced defender more time to rest having been a consistent figure in the starting line up.