Police FC coach Charles Omondi has blamed stage fright to their elimination from the FKF Shield.
Police went down fighting against defending champions AFC Leopards who beat them 4-1 at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.
The National Super League side had done well to qualify for the quarter-finals and had a chance of causing an upset considering the fact that Ingwe had many injuries.
“This is a match that we could have won; it is just that my players gave Leopards too much respect. You cannot do that against a team like Leopards.
“It is an opportunity that we have lost but definitely it is a lesson learnt. I believe we will come back stronger and better.”
The winner of the competition will represent the nation in the Caf Confederations Cup.