Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards have not had the best of times this season but the 4 – 1 beating by Kakamega Homeboyz at the Mumias Sports Complex on Sunday 14 August all but summarized their poor run.
The hosts were 3 – 0 up by the 28th minute and though new signing Moussa Sissoko pulled one back, Eugene Ambulwa netted an own goal to compound Leopards’ woes and in light of it, the club’s coach Ivan Minnaert is calling on his players to give a response befitting their status.
The coach concedes his team was below par in the game and made costly mistakes to Homeboyz’s advantage but when he leads the team against City Stars in the Sunday game in Nakuru, he wants to see a better Leopards side.
“Homeboys came to the game with lots of energy and were motivated; to be honest they overpowered us but that was mainly due to our own mistakes. We had many errors and we were duly punished and even when we thought we could come back, they got the fourth goal.
“It is painful for everyone, including me and the players but we can make it right if we focus well and bounce back in the next game and it is also important that we reduce these errors in defence in the coming matches. That is what we will be working on,” he said.