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.


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

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Klopp keeps it simple
Two events show why the players have easily taken to what Jurgen Klopp is asking of them.

Dr Errol Sweeney
14-year-old ref racially abused
We are constantly told that football is the most popular sport in the world and, to a large extent,...

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.