U20 Coach Kamau calls for patience with FKF
National Under 20 coach John Kamau has urged Kenyans to be patient as the new Football Kenya Federation (FKF) office tries to remodel the governing of the game noting proper structures cannot be built in a rushed manner.
The age side has began preparations for the forthcoming 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they will face Sudan in their first match and Kamau believes his squad has what it takes to qualify for the continental championship.
‘‘The only way we will witness the growth of talent and good results in Kenyan football is if we’re patient (with the new FKF office). At the moment, expecting excellent results is like trying to reap were we haven’t sown,’’ he said.
‘‘A lot has changed in terms of organization since the new federation took over and we are pleased with the progress. As for my team, I’m impressed with the response of the players in training. They are motivated and know what is expected from them,” he added.
“Right now, focus is on developing a strong side that can compete internationally among the world’s best footballing nations. I believe these current crop of players are capable of performing so we’ll see what happens” the former Thika United boss continued.
The last time the KenyaU-20 were in action was in 2012 where they were bundled out by their Egyptian counterparts 3-0 on aggregate.
Kenya play Sudan on April 2 in Khartoum before the return leg a fortnight later.
Timothy Odhiambo (Sony Sugar), Edwin Mukholwe (AFC Leopards), Mathew Gad (Kisumu Day), Collins Okumu (Thika United), Joseph Okumu (Chemelil), Kenneth Magambi (Western Stima), Baraka Badi (Thika United), David Owino (Laiser hill), Boniface Mukhekhe (St Antony), Eric Ouma ( Gor Mahia), Cliff Kafsuti (Ulinzi Stars), Ovella Ochieng( Kariobangi Sharks), Oliver Maloba(City Stars), Amos Nondi(Gor Mahia) na Harun Nyakha (Agro Chemicals), Kelvin Owino (Laiser Hill), Michael Mutinda( Thika Utd), Apollo Otieno (Chemelil Sugar), Kennedy Owino (Nakuru All Stars), Cliff Nyakeya ( Gor Youth), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), John Macharia (Laiser Hill), Kibet Kilele (Ligi Ndogo), Eugene Mukhangula (Thika Utd), Derick Onyango (Mathare United), Baron Oketch (Western Stima), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho), Alfred Wekesa (AFC Leopards), Ramadhan Agege (Aspire Academy), Boniface Muchiri (Sony Sugar) and Remmy Sheikh (Ligi ndogo).
-Report by Kyanda-
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