Murang’a Seal boss Abdallah Juma remains upbeat despite loss to AFC Leopards


FKFPL Murang’a Seal boss Abdallah Juma remains upbeat despite loss to AFC Leopards

Mark Kinyanjui 15:46 - 12.02.2024

Juma remains adamant Murang’a will finish the season on a high despite losing his third consecutive match in the hands of AFC Leopards.

Murang’a Seal head coach Abdallah Juma is optimistic that the side will turn around their fortunes following their narrow 1-0 loss to AFC Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

Juma lost his third consecutive match in charge of the club, although the game was overshadowed by controversial calls that saw the referee dish out many cards, including sending off defender Brian Marvin for a challenge on Leopards’ Vincent Mahiga..

Juma has expressed satisfaction at how his side executed their gameplan on the afternoon but was not happy with the lapse in concentration that led to Victor Omune scoring the decisive goal.

“We executed our game plan well but paid dearly because of a concentration lapse,” Juma said after the match.

“If you look, I have tried fixing a few things since taking charge of the club. What I am trying to work on is our attack but I have been dealt a huge blow considering my first choice goalkeeper (Bonphas Munyasa) has a red card.

“Our first choice defender (Brian Marvin) is also red carded and then my captain (Peter Mwaura) has issues, so I have problems to address.”

Juma is adamant that he will beat Bidco United at the SportPesa Arena this weekend based on what he saw on Sunday. 

“I am confident though that we will win at home and we will eventually gain our luck and get all three points in  our next match at home.”

“Despite those disciplinary problems we have, the likes of (Tyson) Kapchanga who are suspended because of cards, we are weakened a little, but I am sure everything will be good.”

Juma's determination to overcome challenges and instill a winning mentality in the team remains evident, and he is steadfast in his belief that Murang’a Seal will emerge stronger in the upcoming fixtures. 

As the head coach navigates through the complexities of team management, the focus remains on rectifying weaknesses, maximising strengths, and fostering a resilient spirit within the squad.

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