Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Stanley Okumbi @ SS com

Okumbi already planning for 2013



Mathare United’s head coach Stanley Okumbi, the 2012 second runners up in the Coach of the Year award category, is looking to boost the team’s power ahead of a new season.

Okumbi, who helped steer Mathare from looming relegation to finish the season ranked eighth, says there is no time to rest if they have to compete for the title next year.

“The season may have come to an end but as a coach I have to make preparations for the future, otherwise the upcoming season will find us ill-prepared. I need to look at the just-concluded season, find out where we went wrong and come up with ways of dealing with the weaknesses,” said Okumbi.

Among the changes that Okumbi intends to make is in the playing unit, where he plans to release some players and recruit others.

“Some of the players we have do not fit in our system of play and we have to release them to try out with other teams. At the moment, there are plans to cut loose at least four players, all of whom will be replaced by individuals we believe will increase our strength.”

Okumbi joined Mathare in March 2012, replacing Gabriel Kingi Njoroge, who voluntarily stepped aside after his tactical approach failed to work on the team.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Armchair refs make me sick
There’s a great expression by Clint Eastwood in one of his “Dirty Harry” movies that epitomises...

Segun Odegbami
Worries for Enrique, Mourinho and Oliseh
Three international coaches have been on my mind this week. The first is Luis Enrique.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
De Gea won't determine United's season
I watched Manchester United’s EPL match at a snow bound White Hart Lane in January 2013.

Sunday Oliseh
EPL will be a heated battle
Many thought it would be business as usual for Chelsea as they took on Arsenal at the Wembley...