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

Football | Kenya

Robert Matano @ SS com

Matano fumes after loss



Tusker coach Robert Matano was furious after seeing his side’s double chance fade away with their 1-0 defeat to Sofapaka in the second semi-final of the FKF President’s Cup, on Sunday, at Moi International Sports Centre-Kasarani.

After Humphrey Mieno’s 55th minute free-kick goal was disallowed, former Mathare United midfielder Joseph Nyaga made good use of Heritier Luvualu’s pass to score the match winner in the 77th minute.

However, according to Matano, they lost because his players didn’t play as per instructions.

“We didn’t play according to our game plan. They (players) took things so easy, so we didn’t deserve to win,” said Matano.

The former Sofapaka and AFC Leopards tactician was quick to quash reports that having booked a continental football ticket – after retaining the Kenyan Premier League – they did not take the cup match seriously.

“I cannot say so, but the thing is they didn’t play well and they didn’t deserve to win. There is no way you can play badly and you want to win.”

Sofapaka will clash with holders Gor Mahia in the final, on Tuesday, in what will be a repeat of last year’s final.



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



Segun Odegbami
Three headaches for Juventus
An estimated 400 million audience around the world are glued to their television sets. I am sitting...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref assault should be condemned by all
The assault on a referee in Saudi Arabia recently should be condemned by all.

Neil Tovey
My Absa Prem team of the season
Games are won by scoring goals but defence wins titles. That rang true for Kaizer Chiefs.

Carol Radull
I'm not surprised Arsenal stumbled
Why am I not surprised that Arsenal has stumbled at the final hurdle, or close to the final hurdle?

Sunday Oliseh
Why Pep’s move could fire up the EPL
It’s the talk, speculation and rumour of the moment that, if true, could impact the English Premier...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The best team always wins the league
One of the ironies of life is that the first time I heard the chant of “boring, boring”, it was...