The previous champions are positioned in relegation zone after 9 defeats in 14 league matches
Mathare United head coach Salim Ali insists he isn’t accountable for the current poor run by the membership within the Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League.
Within the 14 video games performed, the 2008 champions have registered 9 losses, three attracts, and two wins. It’s a end result that has put the staff within the relegation zone and the soft-speaking tactician believes it has been a norm.
“We had [Stanley] Okumbi within the staff, [Francis] Kimanzi, [Gabriel Njoroge] ‘Kingi’ earlier than me,” Ali advised Objective on Saturday, “however they’ve handed by the identical drawback. The staff has at all times been combating relegation and it has been like that for a while. So why is everybody pointing a blaming finger at me?
“I keep in mind within the current previous, we survived within the final sport of the season; it has been an issue for us.”
The previous Ulinzi Stars coach went on to level out the place the issue has been for the Slum Boys.
“We can’t preserve letting our greatest gamers go away each season, it has to vary,” Ali continued. “Each season we’re promoting and the replacements are usually not adequate then the blame goes to the coach. Does it imply Kimanzi, Okumbi and Kingi had been unhealthy?
“We have to change our coverage and that requires a gathering with everybody on the membership. If it doesn’t occur we are going to expertise the identical issues season in season out.”
On Friday, the previous champions suffered a controversial 2-Zero loss towards Posta Rangers within the prime tier sport at Kasarani Annex.
Alex Luganji and Amos Kigadi scored the targets for the Mailmen to sentence the Slum Boys to yet one more loss in a season they’ve struggled since they had been reinstated into the competitors by a neighborhood tribunal.
Mathare conceded early when Luganji took benefit of goalkeeper David Okello’s poor dealing with of the ball to fit dwelling within the sixth minute; the objective stood regardless of replays suggesting the scorer was in an offside place.
Within the 80th minute, Posta doubled their lead when Kigadi discovered the again of Okello’s web. It was one other poor name because the objective had not crossed the road.