After showing glimpses of recovery in their earlier matches of the second leg, Western Stima have found the going tough lately and hit the foot of the 18 - team log with the loss to Kariobangi Sharks in the Wednesday 23 August Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash, much to head coach Henry Omino's disappointment, as the tactician rued a costly defensive blunder that allowed Sharks a 1 - 0 win at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
The goal, netted by Sharks sub Francis Manoah had a hint of offside and while Omino declined to comment on the controversy, he holds that his side should have defended better at the time, to at least hold on for a draw.
"We were prepared to come and attack in the second half, but just one mistake ruined it for us when we decided to put an offside trap. We could have cleared the danger in time, to reduce the debate on whether it was an offside or not. We really contained our opponents, and I envisioned a draw since this is a match we should not have lost," he said.
Omino's side still has 14 matches in the season and he believes redemption is on the way, but wants no time wasted. Next up for the Kisumu based side is a clash against another wounded side Zoo FC, who have lost twice in succession.
"Our next match is against Zoo FC in Kericho, which is not an easy match since they are also wounded lions," Omino added.
Zoo FC beat Stima 2 - 0 in the first leg.