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Baraza fuming after loss



Western Stima coach Francis Baraza has admitted that he still has a lot of work to do to make the club competitive in the coming season.

Stima have a number of new players in their squad this season, having lost important players at the end of the 2012 season.

Added to that, they have a new coaching team at the helm. Progress so far has been slow, with a loss to Sofapaka in the Charity Cup compounded by a 2-1 loss to Division one side West Kenya in a friendly match over the weekend – a loss that had Baraza fuming.

“We have to improve our level. There is no two ways about it. The loss to West Kenya was a poor one and one that we can’t tolerate,” he said.

“We have levels of play that we must stick to and that includes beating smaller sides. I am disappointed because we did not win, which is the essence of football. We played well in bits but still the result does not show it.”

Baraza says that they will now have to work much harder to ensure a good start to the season.

“What is of high importance is that we start the season well. To do that we will have to play better than we are at the moment,” he continued.

“I know that the season is long but it is important to lay a platform if you are looking to get good results. “We have to improve over the coming days and weeks and ensure we are up to speed. “At the moment, we are not playing well.”

Stima are targeting the top eight as their aim for the coming season.



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