The tactician of the Sharks praised K’Ogalo for his excellent performance, which gave his team no chance to enter the final four games of the domestic cup.
Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya admitted that Gor Mahia defeated his team in the quarter-finals of the FKF Shield Cup on Thursday.
The Sharks entered the last eight games and hope to end Gor Mahia’s doubles this season because they are the last team to beat Cogalo In the same game and at the same stage in 2018, they were unsuccessful because the Kenyan champion roared and won 2-0 at the Utalii field.
The FKF Premier League heavyweight team scored in either half and entered the semifinals of the domestic game at the expense of the former champion. Their goals came from Karim Nikiema and Sydney Ochieng, who went from the first game to the final whistle in the game. All dominate.
Muluya admitted that Gor Mahia was the better side because they used the two best opportunities to punish his team.
What did you say?
“We lost fairly, Murua told the goal With a smile. “I can only say that it was a wonderful game. Congratulations to Gore Macia, because they got two opportunities and turned them into goals, which they deserve.
“they [Gor Mahia] Karim also scored a good goal [Nikiema] It happened at the end of our first half and somehow it affected my players. In the second quarter we also had a chance to return to the game, but we couldn’t, but Gore Mahia had another chance to kill the game. , Congratulations to them. “
When talking about why he chose to use young players in the game, Muruya said: “It is also good for them to run, because we play once every two days, and it is also good to let some players rest and rotate the lineup.
“I think the young players showed that they can also participate in the game. They played well, but we were punished because of the two goals Gore scored in their two best chances. I think give them a game. Opportunity is a good thing.”
After missing the opportunity of the Coffee Confederations Cup, what is the next step for the Sharks, Murua explained: “All our attention will now be shifted to the league, because it means that if we are not in the Cup, then we Now we must fight in the league. This is our only chance to go to the mainland.
“We know that the league championship will be decided on June 30. We have to fight to see if we can win it. I know we can win it. And we know that the team that will be announced on June 30 will not be thorough. Champion because we still have to play until the end of the season.”
Muluya defends Lemu for a penalty turnover
The Sharks had a good chance to tie the game 1-1 in the first half, but defender Jeffrey Rhyme missed the free throw after his effort was saved by Gore Macia goalkeeper Gard Matthews point.
However, Muruya refused to attribute the missed penalty to the captain of the day, insisting: “[Lemu] Lost a penalty, I think another player [goalkeeper] The opponent also saved it very well, so I can’t blame the players for missing the penalty, because this happens all over the world.
“Yes, this is a good opportunity for us to return to the game, but we must forget this and focus on the upcoming league games.”
Gor Mahia will now face Bidco United in the semifinals, and their opponent AFC Leopards will face Division One team Equity Bank in the other semifinals, which eliminated champion Bandari. Both games will be played. Held on Sunday.