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Football | Kenya

Tom Olaba @ SS com

Olaba demands player commitment



As AFC Leopards SC continue their preparations for the 2013 Kenyan Premier League (TPL) season, the players have been cautioned that securing a place in the team will be based on their work ethic.

The Kenyan giants had a great start but a disappointing finish to the 2012 season, and deputy coach Tom Olaba, a known disciplinarian, says not even the senior players will be guaranteed a place if they do not give their best at training.

With a number of new players on their books, Olaba expects a healthy level of competition, as the club launches its bid to dethrone champions Tusker FC.

“They (players) know that this is a different style of management,” said Olaba.

“And with even greater ambitions for the season. I have held one–on–one talks with each one of them and I told them no one is guaranteed a starting place here. Every decision will be made based on how they respond in training.

“Discipline is also a key issue if you want to achieve anything in sport and I have cautioned them about how they carry themselves. I expect discipline from them on all fronts and that is mandatory if we want to rectify past mistakes. That includes working as a team for the goal set – to win the league title,” concluded the no-nonsense Olaba.

Leopards, who include fresh recruits Obadiah Ndege, Jackson Saleh, Martin Musalia, Antony Kimani, Dennis Wafula, Patillah Omoto and Noah Abich in their ranks, will start their 2013 campaign against Kakamega Homeboyz.

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