Newly appointed Posta Rangers head coach John Kamau hailed his charges for a spirited display against champions Gor Mahia, despite losing 1 - 2 in the Wednesday 9 January rescheduled Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash.
While he had praise reserved for his players, Kamau leveled blame on the match day referee Moses Simiyu for calls he feels denied his side at least point from the tie.
The coach is however moving on swiftly, preparing his players for the next clash, as he looks forward to an even better performance.
“I'm happy with the team because I am barely five days old here. We want to improve daily and ensure we improve on last season’s performance and if you look at the game I think it deserved a 2-2 draw but I am happy with the performance of the boys and we have to ensure we improve in our next game.
While he opted not to lament so much over the referee's performance, the tactician noted that Gor Mahia's first goal, scored by Charles Momanyi, should have been cancelled and said his side was denied a clear penalty.
“I don’t want to be pushed around with the issue of officiating because you are dealing with a clever guy. All I can say is if the referee didn’t see anything (prior to the first goal) then the goal counts because I think I had a genuine penalty which I deserved but again we respect the decision of the referees,” Kamau added.
With the loss, Rangers find themselves 14th on the log with six points and will hope for a change in fortunes when they take on Chemelil Sugar FC in their next league tie.