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Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi blames anxiety for draw against Wazito

5:25 PM MYT 17/07/2018
Klinsman Omulanga of Mathare United v Wazito.
Kimanzi hailed his players for showing great character in the match despite dropping two crucial points

Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi has blamed anxiety for the dropped points against Wazito.

Mathare settled for 3-3 scoreline against bottom-placed Wazito on Saturday; a result that Kimanzi believes could have been influenced by their past results.

“We were anxious and wanted to take the lead earlier, but that is normal when you are playing against a side that is facing relegation,” noted Kimanzi who hailed Klinsman Omulanga whose goal saved the tactician a vital point at the Kenyatta Stadium last Saturday.

Omulanga, who joined Mathare in January from Liberty Academy, made his impact felt with an unstoppable volley that rescued Kimanzi from picking his second consecutive defeat.

“He has shown a lot of positives in training for the last two weeks and all of us in the technical bench was in agreement that he should be in our plans for that game.

"I am happy that he gave us what we wanted and this also shows that he is growing,” Kimanzi said of the youngster.

Kimanzi hailed his players for showing great character in the match despite dropping two crucial points.

“It was a good game because the boys showed character to come from behind and get a point.

"It is difficult to play against a team that is always motivated to pick points against the top teams,” Kimanzi told the club website.

Omulanga joins a growing list of youngsters who have made an impression at the Slum side this season, with Cliff Nyakeya, Johnstone Omurwa, Ahmed Ahmad, David Owino, John Mwangi and Martin Ongori topping the list.