Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




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

Football | Kenya

Tom Olaba @ SS com

Olaba concerned with standards



Former Harambee Stars head coach and AFC Leopards’ assistant coach Tom Olaba has expressed concern over the level of football in the country at the moment.

According to the experienced coach, Kenya is still way below the expected standards in terms of development and a lot needs to be done to change the state of affairs.

Speaking after Harambee Stars’ shock elimination from the African Nations Championships by Burundi, the coach expressed his displeasure.

“The truth of the matter is that we are far off and we need to make major strides toward the right direction before it is too late,” he said.

“The loss was just an indicator of how bad it has gotten and the administrators need to take note of these factors.”

The coach had warned that the national team needed to be very careful before the match, since their opponents were already leading into the return leg match. Olaba warned Stars to stay alert and score an early goal, insisting that Burundi were also determined to make a mark in the match.

“Stars should concentrate on the three important moments of the game; when they have possession, when their opponents have possession and during transition in possession,” he said.

The Swallows managed to lock out Harambee Stars, denying them a goal, while the hosts also failed to convert the chances that they got – thus allowing the visitors to sail through courtesy of their 1-0 win in the first leg.

Olaba believes that this should be treated as an urgent matter in order to save the state of the national team in the future.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


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

Live Video Streaming

Football's Greatest Ii - Cristiano Ronaldo
Netball - 7th/8th Place - Northern Ireland v Wales
Lawn Bowls - Women's Pairs Gold Medal Match: South Africa v England
Hockey - Women: 5th/6th Place

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Football arms race
Those of us old enough to remember the arms race and the cold war years can’t help but feel the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
World Cup refs return home 'battered and bruised'
The World Cup is over for another four years and already the post mortem has started into some...

Sunday Oliseh
What Germany did to become champs
The 2002 Japan and South Korea World Cup saw the Germans lose in the Finals to Brazil, thanks to...

Collins Okinyo
Amrouche is his own worst enemy
Thunder has struck twice with news of Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche being slapped with a...

Claudia Ekai
Save our Stars
First and foremost, it is not all over for Harambee Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations...

Carol Radull
The Harambee Stars' secrets
A week ago Kenya’s Harambee Stars hosted Burundi in our first international friendly this year. I...