Harambee stars rue early travel to Angola

Jun 01, 2011

Harambee Stars coach Zedekiah Otieno is regretting his decision to travel to Angola early for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The team arrived in Luanda on Tuesday afternoon and immediately ran into frustrations from poor accommodation to lack of a training ground.

The latter issue is likely to hit the coach hard considering that his reason for going early to Luanda was to try and build a team away from the prying eyes of the local media and demanding fans back in Nairobi.

But he may not be able to do this without having a training ground which was yet to be provided by the host team.

According to Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech, the situation is creating distress in camp and questioned the rational of having taken the team early.

“This kind of treatment was expected and we should have been wise enough to go atleast two days before the match,”

“As we speak we do not even know where or when the match will be played though we have been informally told it may be on Sunday,” he said in an interview from Luanda.

Oliech said the team guide who was to direct them where to train could not be traced.

“We have been sitting in the hotel since we arrived playing cards and just chatting while our opponents are training. It is a bad situation that we find ourselves in,” he told Sportsnewsarena  on Wednesday.

Kenyan striker Allan Wanga who has played in Angola for two seasons said he was not surprised by the ill-treatment suggesting the team should have traveled on Friday.

 

 

Gina Tivona

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