Despite satisfactorily beating Kibera Black Stars 2-0 in a National Super League (NSL) match played at the Jericho Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Wednesday 29 March, Talanta FC Coach John Kamau has raised concerns on team’s inability to initiate a buildup, and calmly curb pressure. He however delights in his charges current form having won two consecutive matches.
Speaking after the win; Kamau who doubles up as the under 20 national team coach was also glad that part of the playing unit from Kariobangi Sharks, are able to get playing time. He also cited that it is helpful for him not only at the club level but the fact that they can get match fitness by taking part in the NSL will aid their performance when they don the national colours.
“I'm happy because we started our preseason very late, and getting results is a good thing. I am however not impressed by how we are managing the ball. I would like to see my team playing a comfortable and a high tempo game, unlike what we are doing putting ourselves under unnecessary pressure especially in the first half. We are still building the team and I hope that we will be able to for instance have the confidence to start a build up from the defense. We will do that as the team progresses.
“We are facing Police which will be a tough match. We got the three points and I think it can be a morale booster going into the next match. For the players on loan, it is good to see that they are getting playing time which is also beneficial at the national team. Previously they could show up to camp with no match fitness but now I think it’s a win win situation both to the players and the team,” he said.
Talanta vs Police
The four players on loan at Talanta from Sharks include Laiser Hill prodigy John Macharia, Vincent Wasombo, Samuel Semo and Kevin Ndungu. Talanta will take on Police FC in their next league match.