Chemelil Sugar FC coach Edward Manoah carried a congratulatory note to Gor Mahia for the win over his side, a pat on the back to his players but rued the lack of concentration in defence as his team conceded to lose 1 – 0.
Manoah’s side fell to Ivan Anguyo’s 56th minute goal when the Ugandan defender beat the Chemelil Sugar offside trap and overcame the advancing Fredrick Onyango to calmly slot home, and the coach says a defensive lapse cost them.
Apart from the goal conceded, Manoah admitted that his team played to his instructions as he had prepared for at least a point from the tie.
-We played according to plan; the goal we conceded was due to a defensive lapse – the defenders didn’t react quickly to the movement of the ball and in the end it was a very easy goal to concede, it wasn’t offside as widely imagined.
-We had come out here for a win or a draw at the worst case but this is part of the game, congrats to Gor Mahia for the win, he said after the game.
The defeat effectively ensured Manoah’s side was overtaken in the standings by Karuturi Sport, who won in their encounter with SoNy Sugar.