Homeboyz assistant Coach Simon Odongo feels their performance in the final match of the year may have been affected by tired bodies and players switching off.
The Deejays made six changes to the squad ahead of the trip to Mwamba with key names such as Thomas Okidia, Meshack Akenga, Charles Omondi, Eliphaz Emong and Bob Muhati who started in their win against Kabras starting on the bench.
Unlike the previous seasons, the Kenya Cup matches ran till 21 December and Odongo says their performance was a clear indication that the players were already in the Christmas mood.
“I think right now most bodies are sore due to the big games we have been playing. I think the results reflect because most players are already in the holiday mood and the fixtures were pushed further unlike the other season. Their minds are already at home so we will need to reset. But for a good sportsman, you have to win and lose some,” Odongo told Scrummage.
His side was in protest following the level of officiation in the match and he pointed out that there were inconsistencies and all they can do is to forward the issue to the relevant bodies.
“The officiating had inconsistencies but we will appeal to KRU to look at the match and they will give directions,” he added.
Homeboyz end the year at position three on the Kenya Cup log with 34 points.