It’s no longer business as usual, Queens coach warns after unbeaten run is halted


It's no longer business as usual, Queens coach warns after unbeaten run is halted

In Summary

  • Thika Queens head coach Chrisantus Otsieno says it cannot be “business as usual” after his charges suffered their first defeat of the campaign, a 1-0 loss at the hands of debutants Trans Nzoia Falcons at the Thika Stadium on Saturday.
  • Despite the weekend defeat, the two- time Premier League champions still retain the top spot on 39 points, same as second placed Vihiga Queens though the former have a game in hand.
 

Thika Queens head coach Chrisantus Otsieno says it cannot be “business as usual” after his charges suffered their first defeat of the campaign, a 1-0 loss at the hands of debutants Trans Nzoia Falcons at the Thika Stadium on Saturday.

“This defeat gives my squad a different angle on how to approach the upcoming games. This is a set-back and every player knows that things have to change. This is a great challenge to us and every player knows that it cannot be business as usual,” warned Otsieno.

The tactician attributed the loss to lack of maximum effort as well as not capitalising on their goal scoring opportunities, admitting that the long unbeaten run might have bred complacency and over confidence in the squad.

“We should have put much effort. The unbeaten run could have led to over confidence and a bit of laxity but we should have utilised the chances we had. It is normal for a team to lose but we are prepared to go all the way,” he added.

Despite the weekend defeat, the two- time Premier League champions still retain the top spot on 39 points, same as second placed Vihiga Queens though the former have  a game in hand.

Otsieno is also confident that his squad is ready for the rigorous tests ahead and is not worried of the chasing pack.

Said he: “I am not worried about Vihiga at all; we are still ahead. This is a competition that every team prepares for depending on what they are aiming to achieve. For us, we are prepared to go all the way.”

Trans-Nzoia Falcons now sit third on the league standings on 32 points after an unlikely 1-0  win over Thika Queens at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Saturday.

In other matches played at the weekend, reigning champions Vihiga Queens beat Oserian Ladies 1-0 to cut the three-point gap and move to 39 points whilst fourth placed Gaspo Youth recorded an emphatic 7-1 win against Wadadia on Sunday at the Ruiru grounds.

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