Western Stima head coach Abdallah Juma has hit out at officiating decisions that preceded their 2-1 loss against Nairobi City Stars in their FKF Premier League tie at Nairobi’s Utalii Grounds on Tuesday afternoon.

The Powermen were hand a one-goal cushion going into the break thanks to Rodgers Ouma’s 39th minute tap in but conceded two goals in the final five minutes to lose the game that they looked destined to win.

Erick Ombija levelled from close range in the 85th minute before Peter Opiyo converted from the spot four minutes later and Juma was not happy with the way his boys went down.

“It looks like we went for pre-match then came back with a different referee. The referee is pained by our goal as if he is the one meant to play. That was not the time to give a penalty,” he charged after the match.

The former Sony Sugar coach added:

“It is painful for a referee to look for an advantage for a team, especially at such a time. But seems he (referee) had already set his mind on doing that.”

Collins Opiyo was the centre referee, assisted by Churchil Omondi and Drusila Chepkemoi.

George Nyamwanda was the match commissioners and Hosea Omondi the reserve referee.

The 10th loss of their league campaign leaves Stima second from bottom on 13 points after 19 matches as City Stars rise a place to eighth on 26 points.

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