Ouma blames Starlets attack for CECAFA flop


Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma reacts during their International friendly women match against Cameroon ...
(FILE)Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma reacts during their International friendly women match against Cameroon at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on October 22, 2016. Cameroon won 1-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has highlighted the team’s snipe less attacking as the main reason for their lackluster performance in the ongoing CECAFA Women Challenge Cup at Stade de Kigali in Rwanda
  • The team is winless in its first three matches having lost to Uganda and Ethiopia and drawn with Tanzania

Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has highlighted the team’s snipe less attacking as the main reason for their lackluster performance in the ongoing CECAFA Women Challenge Cup at Stade de Kigali in Rwanda.

The team is winless in its first three matches having lost to Uganda and Ethiopia and drawn with Tanzania.

In his assessment of the team’s performance so far, Ouma has admitted to Citizen Digital that the team could have done better in all matches.

“In most of the games that we lost we were better positioned to fight but we blundered. For instance, we could not finish off the one on one chances that we had and that proved costly to our prospects. In the tournament.

“If you consider our first two games, we had thirty chances to find the back of the net but we squandered them. We also lacked composure which really hurt our chances of making it to the knockouts.”Ouma added.

The team’s shambolic came to the fore after they conceded three free kicks in all their opening three games, a clear indication of the manager’s inability to arrest the glaring tactical failures.

“All the goals we have conceded have come from free kicks most of which were 30-35 yards away from goal. As a result, I feel that we can do better defensively.” Ouma observed.

Now the manager says that he is solely to blame for the team’s shortcomings in the tournament.

“At this point, I do not want to blame everyone for our failures. I as the team coach assume full responsibility and I now want them to put in a strong performance in our last game.”

The team has collected one point so far in the tournament and will seek to bow out on a high when they play Rwanda in the last game on Friday.

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