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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.



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