Nakumatt FC fell 3-2 against Ulinzi Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
The shoppers started well, creating chances and at some point, it appeared that they were poised to escape with a point, but a late penalty denied them.
Head coach Anthony Mwangi says the match did not go as planned, but things will be better in the future.
"Individual mistakes cost us, at some point we were in control of the match but ended up losing.
"It is disappointing but it has already happened so we are focusing on our next match. We want to rectify our undoings and ensure we bounce back.
"My players had to do an extra work, the field was a problem and in such circumstances, you cannot dictate what happens."
The team is currently bottom of the table with just seven points.