FKF Cup: AFC Leopards boss unsatisfied despite dispatching PAC University


FOOTBALL FKF Cup: AFC Leopards boss unsatisfied despite dispatching PAC University

Mark Kinyanjui 19:46 - 26.02.2024

Arthur Gitego scored all three goals to help AFC Leopards advance to the round of 16, but Trucha was not pleased with some aspects of what he saw from his charges

AFC Leopards head coach Thomas Trucha was unsatisfied by his side’s profligate nature despite beating PAC University 3-0 in an FKF Cup match played at the Police Sacco Stadium on Sunday afternoon to qualify for the round of 16.

Leopards were inspired by an Arthur Gitego hat-trick to advance, but created a lot of clear-cut chances that would have made them win by an even bigger margin had they taken their chances.

Speaking after the match, Trucha, whose side have yet to lose a match in 2024, expressed frustration at this aspect about his side, although was quick to congratulate PAC for still putting in a spirited fight.

“It was not an easy game. As I told you before, in the cup, everybody can fight so, compliments to the opponents, they gave us a hard time,” Trucha said.

“They fought hard and prevented us from playing at our best. I am still concerned about our finishing because we created a lot of chances.

“Compliments to the opponents and compliments to the guys though. They deserve the win so I am happy.”

Two of Leopards three goals came in the second half. When quizzed about the instructions he gave to his boys in order to improve efficiency after the break, Trucha revealed exactly what he told them.

“Be patient, be more composed in the box and wait for the right time to take your chance because for a lot of moments, we are rushing to score.

“I believe when we scored the second goal, it became easier  but we should have scored more in the first half because we had a lot of chances.”

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Leopards will face Nzoia Sugar in their next league clash at the Nyayo National Stadium next Sunday as they seek to continue their rejuvenation.