AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems is a sad man after seeing his team’s 11-match unbeaten streak come to an end in their home game against Tusker on Sunday afternoon.
In a match that looked set for a 1-1 draw after AFC Leopards battled from a 1-0 half time deficit, Deogracious Ojok struck at death to hand Tusker a 2-1 win over Ingwe at the Kasarani Stadium.
Despite the referee, his assistants and the Tusker camp thinking otherwise, the AFC Leopards camp objected the goal on grounds of being offside and Aussems says they were robbed.
“For me the score is 2-1 in favour of Tusker but you have seen the reaction of everybody. I saw your (media) clip and it was a clear offside and so we have been robbed,” Aussems is quoted by Citizen Digital.
The former Simba coach was pained as he saw his side lose a first game in 12 outings, an unbeaten run he seems to have held dearly considering the circumstances at the club.
According to the Belgian, despite the fact that human beings are to error, the referee committed the error intentionally to their undoing at Kasarani.
“I am not surprised by all those referees’ errors. Human being makes mistakes but when it’s intentional it has another name. By losing this last ball we gave them the opportunity to finish the job! Anyway proud of my team and of the fans! See you next Saturday,” Aussems tweeted.
I am not surprised by all those referees's errors . Human being makes mistakes but when it's intentional it has another name … By losing this last ball we gave them the opportunity to finish the job! Anyway proud of my team and of the fans ! See you next saturday. Asante sana ! pic.twitter.com/5sG2W0OhFO
— Patrick Aussems (@PatrickAussems) April 24, 2022
With six games to the end of the 2021/22 season, the 1998 champions are 10th on the standings with 35 points and their next two games are against KCB and Gor Mahia.