Head coach David Ouma faced the club’s media to preview Sunday’s return leg match.
The tactician discussed his new capacity, the Talanta tie, the latest team news and the major task ahead.
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On his appointment as the head coach for the second time:
I am delighted to once again to lead the club for a second time.” I am grateful to the club President for trusting me and I hope to repay the trust. The demand is an uphill task in all spheres, which calls for a collective effort by everyone involved for us to realize the needed results.
On his working relationship with coach Ken Odhiambo:
Coach Ken Odhiambo has been a strong professional, focused and passionate about what he does and gets involved in. He is a coach who is strong on specifics and entirely we had a good working relationship. We ensured we gave our best. Unfortunately, we were not able to achieve much together. I really want to thank him for his leadership and the time we had working together and wish him the very best ahead.
On the major task ahead:
I know the demands of the club’s leadership. We are in a tricky situation that we really need to avert. I believe in the quality of the players and what they can do. The task ahead is not an easy one, but it is very achievable. We are targeting a top five finish and beyond for our reputation and the well-being of the club.
On how important the Talanta fixture is for the team:
“The Sunday fixture is so important for us to have a strong start in our quest for positive results and finish at the end of the season. We lost the first leg of the tie narrowly, but the second leg tie offers an opportunity for us to get revenge for the first leg defeat. Every game for us is crucial, and we treat them all as finals. We hope to make positive strides moving forward.
On team news:
have one injury concern with Roy Okal. He sustained a knock on his left knee, but we are glad he resumed training today. We, however, will monitor his progress and be hopeful of having him fit for Sunday’s match.