Kenya Police FC head coach Bobby Ogolla is finding it hard to move on from their 3-2 defeat against Wazito FC in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.
Police FC conceded all the goals in the opening half and Ogolla had to make changes in goal, calling on Job Ochieng in place of Reuben Otieno Juma who started in goal.
“Easy goal. Kenya Police FC goalkeeper worst day. Wazito FC score again,” Police FC said on their Facebook Page after conceding the third goal in first half stoppage time.
The top tier debutants tried to fight back in the second half after going into the break trailing 3-1, but that only managed a single goal that was not enough to change the outcome of the game.
Ogolla has refused to let go Juma, blaming them for their sixth loss of the season that also stretched their winless run to five games.
“They were very simple goals to concede in a match that we really wanted to win. The truth of the matter is that the goalkeeper failed to stop the ball and that the two quick goals which we conceded in a short span destabilized the team, and that’s why we had to make the changes at half time,” said the veteran coach.
Police FC who are making their debut in the top flight had a busy midseason transfer window singing a number of national team players notably Harun Shakava, Francis Kahata and Elvis Rupia but results have refused to come by.
In the wake of the pressure that is now piling on the team to justify their spending, Ogolla has called on his attackers to take their chances.
“Our strikers must improve on their finishing, we are creating many chances that we fail to convert and that has led to us dropping points. It has to change in the coming game, if a team scores against you it’s only logical that you outscore them for you to win matches,” said Ogolla.
Police FC are currently 13th with 22 points from 19 games and next face holders Tusker FC on March 5.