“We are competitors and not participants”, Coach Senge

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Head coach of Strathmore hockey club, Meshack Senge said his ladies are here to compete and give a good account of themselves ahead of the upcoming championship.

He made this known after the team arrived at the Theodosia Okoh hockey pitch on Thursday afternoon ahead of their opener against Ghana’s GRA. The team had a short training session later after arrival with all participanting.

“It’s always a big tournament, always the best platform to showcase whatever you have to the rest of the continent. We are happy to arrive safely and we are ready to go. We have participated in four previous editions with a second place our best position hence we are not new to this terrain”.

“The girls are looking good and sharp going into the competition hence we can’t complain other than show what we have done. We don’t have much to say about all we have but you will obviously see during the competition. In general, we are happy with our preparations”, he said’

On which clubs that can pose threats, Coach Senge said, “we are all coming here as champions in our own jurisdiction hence no need to put any club ahead as favorites. We are all ready and good hence the need to put up your best matters”.

He touched on the weather here in Ghana, “the weather does count a lot in this competition due to the changes in humidity and altitude. This can affect us but you only stress about things you can change and adapt to the ones you have no control over. We are here to have a good show and entertain and get a good result”, he concluded.

Strathmore hockey club from Strathmore University, Kenya have participated in the ACCC, four times with a silver medal their best.

Source: isports360.com