Poor striking force irks Pinto


Nairobi City Stars head coach Richard Tamale Pinto watched helplessly as his team dropped to the foot of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table following the 0 – 1 loss to Mathare United in the Sunday 14 August clash at the Nyayo National Stadium.

The loss came a week after a 5 – 0 humbling at the hands of Sofapaka who are also fighting to escape down there and t6he Ugandan coach says a poor rate of conversion is all to blame.

With the team staring at the drop, the coach says only wins will guarantee survival and is calling out for a better attack for the Kawangware side to be able to put their season back in order.

“We have been playing well but our major undoing is the finishing; our rate of conversion is very low and our recent matches can attest to it. In the one against Mathare United, we had a fair share of chances.

“We could have killed the match but we kept on wasting chance after chance and they got their time and punished us. It is sad but we relaxed a lot and allowed them to run away with three points,” he said.