The national beach soccer team, Black Sharks on Thursday intensified their training ahead of Saturday’s first leg Afcon 2016 beach soccer qualifier against Kenya.
Coach Daniel Kotey and his assistant Theophilus Armah took the players through various sessions lasting almost 80 minutes at the Nyali beach in Mombasa. The Sharks arrived in the coastal tourist hub of Mombasa on Tuesday night after stopovers in Lagos and Kigali.
Coach Kotey has allayed fears of jet lag affecting the performance of the team insisting that the long haul would not reduce his players output on Saturday afternoon. ” The boys are fine because they have recovered well and are already adjusted to the weather here. A few of them were a bit slow yesterday but they are all ready to fight for a starting place on Saturday”.
Since both sides have stated their intentions of going for a win, the Sharks should expect an all out action packed battle with the energetic Kenyans who have been in for several more weeks.
Kenya head coach Raji Babu has already thrown a challenge to the West Africans. “We are under no pressure because it’s our first attempt at qualification but Ghana is expected to win so they have a lot to prove”. The match will be played at the Pirates Beach Resort at 3pm local time (12 noon in Ghana).
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