Blades coach Ochieng’ happy despite going down


Blades coach Ochieng' happy despite going down
Equity men's basketball team during a time break. (PHOTO/Dan Ogega)

In Summary

  • Ochieng says most of his players who are students are learning from home and therefore assembling them for training is a big challenge to him and he is now focusing on junior players who are first years in the institution.

Strathmore University’s men basketball team head coach Tony Ochieng’ says lack of enough training and having to rely on junior players was the reason they lost their weekend match against Equity Bank.

Ochieng’ says most of his players who are students are learning from home and therefore assembling them for training is a big challenge to him and he is now focusing on junior players who are first years in the institution.

“We are not in session and most of my players are doing online classes so training was a big challenge to them since classes end up as late as 6:30pm in the evening. So I was using players who are on the session who are basically first years but they really gave a good fight despite the loss,” he said.

Blades lost 60-67 to Equity on Saturday at University of Nairobi grounds.

Despite losing, Ochieng’ has praised the new players for giving out a good show and admitting he has learnt his lessons going forward.

“I only used one of my senior players but I was very happy with the performances, Equity came up very strongly. I have picked up very crucial lessons and I will use them in the coming matches,” Ochieng’ added.

Blades have so far played five games, winning three and losing two

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