Bernard Mwalala draws KCB  positives after loss to Kenya Police

Bernard Mwalala draws KCB positives after loss to Kenya Police

Mark Kinyanjui 16:36 - 15.04.2024

KCB have won just one of their last 10 league games following defeat to Kenya Police but Mwalala chose to be optimistic after the match.

KCB head coach Bernard Mwalala expressed satisfaction with his team's performance despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to Kenya Police at the Police Sacco Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A lone strike by former AFC Leopards midfielder Duncan Otieno secured all three points for Kenya Police, extending KCB's poor run to one win in their last 10 league games. This decline has seen KCB drop from title contenders in the first leg to 10th place after 25 games.

Despite the disappointing result, Mwalala remains optimistic and sees signs of improvement in his team's performance on the pitch.

“I was pleased with the performance today. We wanted to get all the three points and if you look, we wanted those points. Football is a game of chances which we did create,” Mwalala said after the match.

“Police used their only chance. Before the match today, we needed the points because we are not in a good place in the table and the teams ahead of us are moving further up the table. We needed to win but unfortunately did not, but we did well.

“We just need to continue with our performance, improve on our finishing and I think everything else will be good.”

While acknowledging the challenging state of the Police Sacco Stadium pitch, Mwalala refrained from using it as a sole excuse for the defeat but admitted it affected their game plan.

“The pitch played a huge part. I have pacey players, so whenever the pitch becomes slidy, my gameplan gets ruined. However, Police also played here so I cannot use it as an excuse but the game plan did get affected,” Mwalala commented.