January 27, 2021 Patrick Korir

Sanjin speaks after Sofapaka tie

Head coach Sanjin Alagic

On Saturday 23 January 2021 Nairobi City Stars went down 1-0 to host Sofapaka at the Wundanyi Stadium in a round nine Premier League game. 

Ambrose Sifuna’s goal in the 73rd minute off a diagonal ball from Michael Kibwage was the separator in the game.

Speaking to our news desk, Simba wa Nairobi head Coach Sanjin Alagic talked of some of the factors the led to the fall in Wundanyi.

“The pitch surface was very poor which did not allow us to play our game and develop our playing style. The players did not adapt well to the ground especially in first half and that was reason for many simple mistakes and nervousness in the team,”

“After making some subs in the second half by bringing on Oliver (Maloba), Elvis (Noor), (Ebrima) Sanneh and Charles (Otieno) it brought us stability and improved our performance,”

“After Sofapaka scored, we managed to create 3-4 amazing chances to score but we missed all those chances in front of goal which is not possible to miss,”

“A few minutes before the end I was surprised that referee didn’t award us a clear penalty when Maloba was brought down in the box,”

“We will now focus on our next match with Sharks and hopefully we start to win games because we deserve to have more than 10 points with the very good performance what we showed this year.” summed the Bosnian

City Stars takes on Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday 30 January at Kasarani (outer) starting 3pm.

Nairobi City Stars

The technical bench during a match day 9 premier league tie against Sofapaka in Wundanyi on Sat 23 Jan 2021

Nairobi City Stars

Coach Sanjin Alagic and his City Stars players at Wundanyi on Sat 23 Jan 2021 during a match day 9 against Sofapaka. The hosts won the game 1-0

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