Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Jesse Were @ SS com

Were wants top eight spot



Mathare United hit man Jesse Were says his side is still in Top Eight contention despite their 4-2 defeat to AFC Leopards in Saturday’s Tusker Premier League match, at Mumias Sports Complex.

Mike Baraza opened the scoring for the hosts early in the first half, but his celebrations was cut short by Were’s equaliser to take his tally to nine goals this season.

Leopards’ other goals were netted by Bernard Mang’oli, Paul Were and Charles Okwemba, with Francis Ouma scoring Mathare’s second goal.

Were is hoping that the former TPL champions will bounce back on Saturday, when they lock-horns with their top eight rivals Sony Sugar, in Nairobi.

“Even though we played well, we lost to a better side. We had an average performance and the small errors we committed really cost us,” said Were.

“We withstood the pressure in the first half and contained them, but come second half, it was a different story. We are now meeting SoNy Sugar on Saturday – it’s a tough team and they are also contesting for the top eight tournament, but we will not give up, we will fight to the bitter end.”

Mathare are level on points (38) with seventh-placed Sony and eighth-placed Chemelil Sugar – who host AFC on Saturday.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...