Kisii FC bullish ahead of KICOSCA Games


Kakamega Captain Edward Masinde in action against Kisumu.PHOTO/STANLEY MATIVO/CITIZEN
Kakamega Captain Edward Masinde in action against Kisumu.PHOTO/STANLEY MATIVO/CITIZEN

In Summary

  • Kisii County football team head coach Henry Motego is confident his team will have a good run in this year’s KICOSCA games slated for August 12-18 in Kisii County.
  •  Plagued by many injuries, the 2014 champions bowed out early in last year’s games in Machakos County, something he says they are keen to avoid.

Kisii County football team head coach Henry Motego is confident his team will have a good run in this year’s KICOSCA games slated for August 12-18 in Kisii County.

Plagued by many injuries, the 2014 champions bowed out early in last year’s games in Machakos County, something he says they are keen to avoid.

“We won the competition in 2016, and injuries to our best players prevented us from defending our title last year. Despite the setback, I feel that we have prepared well for this year’s edition. Our target is to reach at least to the quarterfinals,” Motego said.

In their warm-up to the competition, Kisii FC have played a number of friendly matches with teams from the lake region, an idea Motego ways will help him pick a strong squad for the games.

“We’re still on with the preparations and I think by next week we should have completed drafting the final squad for next week.”

“I’ve been with the team since 2015 and I know their strengths and weaknesses. I’ll select those that I think will do well in the competitions.”

Motego says he will involve some his former Shabana FC colleagues in the selection process, in order to pick only the best.

In their build-up to the extravaganza, the team held Kisumu County FC to a 1-1 draw last week, followed with a barren draw against Menyenya at Kijauri Stadium.

The sixth edition of the competition that features county government and county assembly employees countrywide will be staged in several stadia across the county, many of which are still under construction.

More than 8,000 participants will compete in 18 disciplines for major honuors, with a slot to represent Kenya in the East African Local Authorities Sports and Cultural Association (EALASCA) competitions slated for Kigali, Rwanda in December, also on the cards.

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