Rangers draw feels like a loss, says Salim

Salim Ali says Mathare United's 1-1 draw with Posta Rangers on Sunday 1 March in Narok felt more like a loss.

Mathare United head coach Salim Ali says his side’s 1-1 draw with Posta Rangers on Sunday at the Narok Stadium feels more like a loss due to the fact that his team again conceded late despite being the better side.

Captain Chris Oduor scored the opener after a barren opening stanza in the 67th minute but just like it was in the matchday 19 draw with Sofapaka FC, Mathare conceded late in transition as Francis Nambute made sure of the point with 12 minutes left to play.

Painful

“Even though we did not lose it sure feels like we did because we let the three points slip. It has happened too often this season and sometimes it is hard to take,” Salim said, “It is a painful reminder that we are far from where we want to be. We need to work even more harder. We are however grateful for the point.

“My players played with a lot of heart and as long as that is the one constant in our game then the rest will fall in place,” he said.

The point left Mathare still in 9th place but now with 30 points and unbeaten in five against the Mailmen.

After two successive away games, the Slumboys will be at home in their next fixture against Kisumu All Stars on Saturday 7 March at Kasarani.