A Bad Start to a New Season

Strides has today lost its first match of the season to Sabona Chelsea FC. The score was a bad a 6 – 1.

Both the new Ccoach, Ezekiel Mpbelo and the Operations Officer agree that the main cause for the loss is lack of match fitness and team combination.

The team has not been training together since towards end of previous season in October last year. They have been coming to training from end of January, just not together consistently.

One of the symptoms of lack of match fitness was drop of pace and level of intensity after the 20 minute mark. Since that point, goals have been scored against us.

Therefore the match was not so much tactical, just based on strength.

Two things need to be fixed before the next match, that is, consistent training as a team, and increment of the level of intensity.

Coach Ezekiel is equal to the task. We know that this is not a one week remedy, but we start right here and now.

Our squad is formidable and will catch on in a short while.

We will confirm the next match after the Tuesday meeting.


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