Salim Ali reveals reason behind Mathare United's comeback vs Tusker
Sept. 16, 2019
The Slum Boys collected their second KPL point in as many games after coming from behind to get a 1-1 draw against the Brewers
Mathare United head coach Salim Ali is impressed with his charges following their 1-1 draw with Tusker FC in the Kenyan Premier League ( KPL ) match played on Saturday.
Klinsmann Omulanga's late curler cancelled out the Brewers goal scored by Timothy Otieno at Ruraraka Grounds. The tactician is delighted with the way his charges played, managing to get a draw against their hosts.
"It feels great to come from a goal down and draw especially in the dying minutes of the game," Ali told Goal on Monday.
"The concentration by my players was good despite all the frustrations by the referees. They [players] had a strong mentality which helped the team to get a point from Tusker, which is not an easy thing to do.
"In our last game against Bandari , we created numerous chances but failed to get a goal, against them [Tusker] we created several chances as well and scored a goal. It shows we have made a step forward and developing as well."
Ali has also lauded the impact made by youngster Omulanga, who won the point for the Slum Boys with a beautiful finish.
"[Omulanga] came late, but he is coming up very well, if he proves he is ready to start no problem, we will give him a chance. All could see the positive influence he had when he came on as a substitute," he added.
The next game for Mathare will be against Ulinzi Stars .