Marahare rues missed chances

Bonnie Pride tussles for the ball against Charlie Rifasia.
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Share of spoils for Eels and Guadalcanal


Bonnie Pride tussles for the ball against Charlie Rifasia.

HENDERSON Eels head coach Eddie Marahare laments the numerous scoring chances squandered infront of goal mouth by side during their Telekom S-League match which ended in 1-1 draw against FC Guadalcanal on Wednesday.

The Wednesday’s afternoon’s fixture at Lawson Tama Stadium kicked off both sides’ campaigns in the new season of the TSL.

The match began with Eels taking earlier lead through George Suri. However, the lead was cancelled out later through Guadalcanal’s right midfielder Nelson Nani when he seized on a rebound through hesitant goalkeeping to fire home past goalkeeper Desmond Tutu.

When the score was locked at 1-all after halftime, Eels had the best opportunity to score and regain its lead, only for Hudson Felani to shoot straight at the direction of Guadalcanal goalkeeper Eddie Ramo from the penalty spot, diving out nicely to save his side from conceding anymore.

Speaking to SunSPORTS in the post-match interview, Marahare admits that it’s quite disappointing when you give away scoring chances.

“I think it’s quite disappointing when you have a lot of scoring chances and you just give it away through lack of good finishing.

“Even a penalty kick was also wasted.

“Finishing costs us in today’s (on Wednesday) game. Like I said, this is our first game of the season and the boys are yet to gel in well as a team.

“Player combinations are our main challenge and it’s something I will need to strengthen,” Marahare explains.

Despite that, Marahare feels contented having had to come out with a one point after all.

“But the good thing is, at least we began with one point, so we have to work from there and try and learn from today’s (yesterday) game and continue on with the hard work as we look forward to Saturday’s game.

“The season is still too early and we hope our boys settle down as quickly as possible and work as a team, especially on finishing and composure infront of the goal,” Marahare stressed.

Eels’ next match will be on Saturday 4pm against Real Kakamora.

Henderson Eels striker George Suri, left, is being heavily marked by the FC Guadalcanal defender David Supa in yesterday’s match. PHOTO BY ROMULUS HUTA