AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has rued missed chances for their painful league defeat against bottom side Mathare United on Wednesday.

Eugene Wethuli was on target in first half stoppage time as the Slum Boys stunned the visitors, hitting them 1-0 at Ruaraka Grounds to pick up their second win of the season.

Eugene Wethuli struck the only goal of the game in the second minute of first half stoppage time. PHOTO/SCREENGRAB

Aussems says he had warned his side about the threat posed by Mathare United and can only blame their wastefulness in front of goal for the costly defeat.

“You know football is a matter of efficiency. They got one opportunity, they scored. And we got a lot especially in the second half but we were not able to score.  But also the goalkeeper made a very good game,” he said in a post-match interview.

The 56-year-old added:

“Yes, it is a disappointment. We lost against the last but I told the players before the game that it will not be easy because this team had always very tight games. And they won with only one opportunity, congrats to them for sure.”

Mathare United players celebrate scoring against AFC Leopards. PHOTO/SCREENGRAB

The Belgian has also blamed the heavy fixture list hinting at a possibility of the fixture clog taking a toll on their performance.

But it is football. Football you win, you draw or you lose. Unfortunately, it is not the result we expected. But you know after all these games fatigue is a little bit coming but also in the minds of the players I think 1st July is already there.

The 1998 champions who this season hopped to end their league drought that spans to over two decades, are fourth on the FKF Premier League log on 37 points, seven points adrift leaders Tusker, 20 games into the season.

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