•Owino, however, said schoolboy howlers almost sank their ship, citing inconsistency displayed by their goalkeeper in the thrilling Group A encounter.
•Owino extolled his team for displaying for fighting tooth and nail to register back-to-back wins.
Uasin Gishu head coach Fred Owino has vowed to cruise past Kirinyaga with sights firmly trained on a semifinal slot at the ongoing Talanta Hela football tournament in Nyeri County.
The gaffer spoke after his charges produced a sublime performance to thrash Nairobi 3-1 at the Moi Complex Primary School on Saturday.
"My focus now is on our next match against Kirinyaga and I want to beat them and seal a slot in the semis. I'm optimistic the boys will do well because they are optimistic and have a lot of passion," Owino said.
"I'm impressed with the performance of the boys but at some point during the second half they appeared to be overconfident against Nairobi and that made us concede a goal," he added.
Owino, however, said schoolboy howlers almost sank their ship, citing inconsistency displayed by their goalkeeper in the thrilling Group A encounter.
"Our goalkeeper was a bit sluggish. He punched back a shot right into the feet of an opposing striker instead of parring the ball away."
Owino extolled his team for displaying for fighting tooth and nail to register back-to-back wins.
"One thing that makes me happy is that my boys are resilient. Yesterday they rallied from behind to win against Kwale and today, we fought hard from a one-all tie to win the match."
They came back from half-time and fought hard for the two goals and I'm happy to win against Nairobi.