Koops condemns Ochieng’s actions
Jan Koops AFC Leopards’ coach has hit out at his City Stars’ counterpart saying premier league coaches need to embrace professionalism however bad the officiating might be.
Koops who was speaking after their 1-0 win over city stars on Friday evening said he witnessed incidents which are disturbing and would not wish for the same to happen again in future.
“How can a coach instruct his players to step and injure opponents intentionally? It is quite saddening to see a coach do that repeatedly. In football it can’t go your way all the time. We should learn to accept outcomes of matches,” Koops said.
The coach who refused to comment on the legality of the penalty said his players played well in the first half and did dominate the match quite well.
“In the first half we played well. Then in the second half, it was a hard tackling match. Maybe my players feared picking injuries resulting in them playing casually,” he said.
The tactician praised his backline who did handle pressure very well a fact he said is due to stiff competition within the team as no one wants to lose a position.
“Right now there are many players who can play in defense at any time. Pascal for instance is good. However we can’t bench an equally good player who has been consistent and it is encouraging to witness consistency in the team,” he said.
“We are happy to have won the match and we will now start focusing on preparing for our next assignment.” He concluded.