After crashing out of the GOtv Shield Quarter final match; The National Super League (NSL) side Wazito FC coach Frank Ouna cited that the 7-1 thumping by AFC Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday 20 August did not come as a surprise since they were up against an experienced side.
Speaking in a post-match interview, the Harambee Stars assistant coach highlighted that AFC Leopards had more international players that gave them an upper hand in the match, unlike Wazito who has just one player in the National team. He also mentioned that the referee allegedly abused one of his players after the match, which he felt needed a probe.
“Am not shocked that we lost, because at the end of the day experience made a big difference. There is a big difference in class between the two sides. We conceded two early penalties which came early.
"What also made a difference is the fact that they have too many international players in their side, and they get much money that we have. I don’t complains about officiating but the most unfortunate thing is the referee abusing one of my players at the end of the game, which should be looked into to,” Ouna said.
Having had a decent run in the NSL league, Ouna downplayed the fact that Wazito were well on their way to promotion saying that there was still a rocky path to trudge ahead.
“The NSL still has a long way to go, its 17 games to and nothing is won yet so we look forward to a good match when we play Palos FC in the next match,” he added.
Wazito are placed third on the NSL log, with 42 points garnered in 20 matches. Meanwhile, their NSL counterparts will be up against AFC Leopards as all eyes wait to see if they can match the KPL giants.