In Summary
  • As we fight to win the GOtv Shield and earn a ticket to represent Kenya in the Confederation Cup next year, we need to instil discipline in Ingwe players.
  • The technical bench must arrest reported cases of lack of discipline and make sure the players understand their professional duties and obligations.
  • Discipline is the most important thing in any professional sport, and we all know lack of it results in poor performance.

As we fight to win the GOtv Shield and earn a ticket to represent Kenya in the Confederation Cup next year, we need to instil discipline in Ingwe players.

The technical bench must arrest reported cases of lack of discipline and make sure the players understand their professional duties and obligations.

Discipline is the most important thing in any professional sport, and we all know lack of it results in poor performance.

Ingwe players must know they are playing for a club that has produced serious professionals including Kenyan captain Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur, Boniface Ambani and Clifton Miheso among others, compared to our noisy rivals, the so-called “Green Army” who are known to blow hot and cold.

Attempts by K’Ogalo to match Ingwe’s record through George Odhiambo Blackberry, Dan Sserunkuma, Khalid Aucho, Rama Salim etc have failed. K’Ogalo have never produced any serious professional.

LACK THE AMBITION

At Ingwe, on the other hand, we have done well due to natural talent and determination.

However, there is a crop of Ingwe players, including Allan Kateregga, who lack the ambition and seem to only be playing for the money.

They must know they are not playing for coach Robert Matano or the fans and officials only, but are doing it mainly for their own professional development.

The average lifespan of players in our local league is 10 years.

The young stars should have ambitions beyond AFC Leopards which only offers them the platform to be snapped up by foreign scouts.

Those who don’t value this chance should not have left their villages to come to Nairobi but should have remained there to continue playing for small, village teams.

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