Ali says failure to play in two weeks had affected the team so much.
“We had not played for ten days but they had played KCB on Sunday meaning they had the rhythm and we did not. Actually, we could have scored more goals had we played our usual game.”
The former Ulinzi Stars head coach was, however, not comfortable with the way his charges played especially in the second half.
“Players were comfortable after scoring three goals in the first half and sometimes when you get more goals in that period, you have to sharpen the mental aspect to avoid lapses after the break.
“Rangers came back stronger and were playing long balls behind our defense but we managed to hold them and get a win,” Ali told Goal.
The result put Mathare United third on the log with 34 points from 19 games.