Frank Ouna's Wazito Football Club suffered their second loss on the trot on Sunday 15th during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) week 11 visit to Chemelil Sugar FC. The coach however concedes that the hosts handled the match better- especially in the opening stages.
Collins Neto fired home in the 8th minute for a Chemelil advantage in the 1PM kick-off and this lead was doubled by Phillip Muchuma briefly before the break. Despite attempting a second half rally to at least tie the scores, Joe Waithira's 66th minute goal was cancelled out by Neto who showed up in the 83rd minute to complete his brace- and sustain Chemelil's two goal cushion.
Ouna talks about how good his opponents were in this respect;
''Our opponents dominated the first half and really utilized the chances they got. In the second half, we dominated the match after making a tactical switch but failed to utilize the chances as compared to our opponents,'' says the former Gor Mahia tactician.
Known to keep the ball on the ground and an organisation that sees his players strictly adhere to their zones, Ouna however points out that the Chemelil Sugar surface is not the best for the kind of football he wants to play.
''The state of the pitch was bad and we had to change our normal system of play and be more direct but in the end, we lost and we now have to shift focus to our next match,'' he adds.
The loss keeps Wazito out of the top ten in the 18-team KPL log and another dicey outing against log-leaders Mathare United awaits them. Ouna might however sigh with relief as his next match will be hosted at Jericho's Camp Toyoyo Grounds and his opponents tend to play the kind of football he likes to play.