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Football | Kenya

Juma Abdalla @ SS com

KCB coach calls on senior players



KCB coach Juma Abdalla wants his senior players to perform more consistently. Abdalla has taken over at KCB in a time of transition as many players have moved on and others have been dropped.

The biggest loss so far has been that of Paul Mungai Kiongera, their top scorer last season, who has moved to Gor Mahia.

According to Abdalla, there are plenty young players at the club who, if given an opportunity can do well, but he needs his older players to step up.

“We need the older players to step up honestly. The squad here is younger than it was last season because we have brought in many new young faces,” he said.

“In the long run, that is good for the club but in the short term, they need to learn and settle. That is where the senior players that have been here for a number of years come in. They have to ensure that the younger ones learn from them and also have leaders who can stand up for them.

“We need that sort of thing at the club to have a successful season.”

On Saturday, KCB showed some positivity in beating Karuturi Sports 3-1 in a friendly match in Naivasha. Clifford Alwanga, Edwin Mwaura and Raymond Murugi were on the score-sheet and Abdalla was happy with what he saw.

“The players did very well to beat Karuturi away from home. I took a look at some of the new guys as well as the older ones and so far I am happy,” he said.

“We need someone to take over the goalscoring mantle left by Kiongera and Alwanga is the man as he has looked sharp in training. “I hope that we can carry this into the new season.”

KCB finished the 2012 Premier League in 12th on the table.

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