Vihiga United coach Edward Manoah has urged his charges to give a positive response in their next match following the 1-0 loss suffered against KCB in a mid-week National Super League (NSL) match staged at the Mumias Complex Stadium on Wednesday 11 October.
With the defeat, Vihiga were deposed from the summit, having enjoyed the view at the peak of the NSL log for long and KCB are the new table toppers in the aftermath of the closely contested match which came with far reaching effects as the team dropped to third place following Ushuru FC's win over Kibera Black Stars in Nairobi.
A dejected Manoah's concern is mainly, having to do with a loss in the match he feels his side had complete control over but could not convert the chances created.
“We dominated play for the better part of the game, but in the third quarter we were very wasteful in very good positions. That is something that we need to work on urgently because as it stands the league is now wide open and anything can happen despite the fact that we had an advantage," he remarked.
The outspoken tactician is not losing hope anytime soon, and has urged his charges to keep their heads up and focus on the upcoming matches since, according to him the going can only get tougher.
Tough times ahead
“It is time to keep our cool and be focused on our coming matches. The league is generally tough and if the boys can get back their confidence we will get something out of the league. We were suffering from confidence crisis but we are slowly coming out of it. Normally when we win it motivates us, but this time the loss should not weaken us because if we let it, things will go wrong,” Manoah added.
The loss was Vihiga's second in their last five matches; they are currently on 62 points.