KCB head coach Bernard Mwalala has downplayed the team’s 5-0 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League thrashing in the hands of Tusker insisting their target and objective of winning the title remains the same.
The Bankers, who have enjoyed a good season that has seen them twice lead the 18-team table, found the going rather tough against the Brewers as a hat-trick from the man in-form Erik Kapaito, including a goal from the penalty spot, and two from John Njuguna and Levin Joseph condemned them to their worst defeat of the current campaign on Sunday.
The defeat saw them lose their footing for the title as they slipped to position seven with 27 points, 10 fewer than table leaders and reigning champions Gor Mahia, who have amassed 37. However, despite the 10-point gap between them and K’Ogalo, Mwalala has refused to rule his side out of the title race insisting their targets and objectives for the season remain the same.
“Our targets and objectives for the season remain the same; we will now work twice as hard for us to attain our season objectives,” said Mwalala.
The former Bandari and Kakamega Homeboyz coach further promised an immediate response from the heavy defeat, adding the outcome would help shape his players to become even better and prepare for the next battle as a team.
“Every day we train very hard to attain positive results on each matchday but just as in life, football is not immune to setbacks, it is such a setback and a disappointing result that shape us into becoming better at what we do,” added Mwalala.
“It is never about how bad you fall, but how quickly you pick yourself up, take your lessons, and prepare for the next battle, as a team, we picked our lessons and we promise to bounce back even stronger.”
KCB will seek to bounce back to winning ways against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday while Tusker will come up against Sofapaka.