A defensive discipline against AFC Leopards on Sunday might save Mathare from stretching further their winless run, says midfielder Cliff Nyakeya
Francis Kimanzi side have toiled for seven league matches without a win, but despite the poor record from the former champions who were among the title contenders in the first half, Nyakeya believes that they can turn the table but with some tactical discipline at the back.
Sony Sugar’s 2-0 victory over Mathare at Camp Toyoyo Ground last week exposed the weak defence that has conceded 13 goals in the last seven games.
Nyakeya, who netted a brace in a 4-3 defeat against Ingwe in the first leg, is confident that Mathare can overturn that result in Machakos.
“We have been conceding very early and that has been our major undoing. If we can keep it tight for the opening half hour then we stand a big chance of bagging maximum points because we will certainly score,” Nyakeya told Mathare United website.
“This calls for a collective effort from the team. Everyone is aware that he has a role to play when we lose the ball. We have to concentrate and communicate effectively on the pitch,” he underlined.
Nyakeya has scored nine goals in 24 appearances for Mathare United this season.