Our target remains the title, Ouma charges despite shaky CECAFA run


Our target remains the title, Ouma charges despite shaky CECAFA run
Kenya National women football team coach David Ouma instruct his charges against Algeria during the final round of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on April 11, 2016.[Photo/SPORTPICHA]

In Summary

  • Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma remains optimistic that his charges still have a fighting chance of challenging for the CECAFA Women Championships despite having picked just a point from two games.  
  • The Starlets lost 0-1 to Uganda’s Crested Cranes in their opening match before holding Cup holders Tanzania to a 1-1 draw.

Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma remains optimistic that his charges still have a fighting chance of challenging for the CECAFA Women Championships despite having picked just a point from two games.

The Starlets lost 0-1 to Uganda’s Crested Cranes in their opening match before holding Cup holders Tanzania to a 1-1 draw.

And ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Ethiopia on Wednesday, Ouma has made a rallying call, challenging his players to display composure if they are to prevail in the match.

He said: “The players have shown great ability in how they have played. The only thing holding us back is the lack of composure in front of the opponents’ goal mouth. In the last two matches, we have been the better team and that’s why I am confident we can scoop all the three points.”

Ouma is adamant that he will maintain his tactical approach in the next two fixtures noting that the team has adequately applied his methods despite only registering a goal.

“Our aim in this tournament is clear. We go into the next two fixtures hopeful that we can gather maximum points. Every game is important for us and the players have shown the desire to play. We are aware of our strengths and carry on with our tactical approach. Hopefully, we get a win,” Ouma added.

Kenya now sit bottom of the table in the five- nation tournament after Monday’s action which saw Ethiopia and defending champions Tanzania register 3-0 and 4-1 win respectively.

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