Koops: City Stars are not school boys
AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops/File pictureAFC Leopards head coach Jan Koops has said his team will approach City Stars with all the caution since their opponents are very “unpredictable” and if not handled with care can cause a major upset. The two teams will meet on Friday evening at the Nyayo national stadium in a KPL evening fixture.
Koops said winning against Stars is very crucial as it will take them to first position a point above Tusker as well as open a bigger gap from third placed Sofapaka who lost on Wednesday evening to Mathare United.
“We will only laugh after 30 matches when we win the title. The match on Friday will only motivate the players. In the first match we lost to City Stars and we will not like the same to be repeated. We need to overturn the score line. However it should be remembered it will be a very hard game since stars are professional and not school boys,” he said
The coach said he is encouraged with the level of competition in the league where no one is more special than the other therefore making the games more interesting.
“Look at teams like, Gor, Thika and Ulinzi, they are all closing the gap at the top. It implies one thing. The league has improved immensely,” Koops added.
The tactician also said there is a lot of talent not only in the premier league but also in the lower division that needs to be tapped and nurtured to help the Kenya football at the international stage.