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Csaba laments Kobs shoddy preparations

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd January 2007 03:00 AM

IF team assessment is the solitary determinant of successful sides, then Kobs’ wretched training sessions justify Laszlo Csaba’s worries.

IF team assessment is the solitary determinant of successful sides, then Kobs’ wretched training sessions justify Laszlo Csaba’s worries.

By Fred Kaweesi

February 11
South Africa (Amaglug Glug) v Uganda (Kobs)

IF team assessment is the solitary determinant of successful sides, then Kobs’ wretched training sessions justify Laszlo Csaba’s worries.

A perfectionist and resolute admirer of early and detailed preparations, the Cranes and Kobs head coach is upset by the humble attention given to the U-23 team due for a 2008 Beijing Olympic Games qualification campaign.

“I always prefer assessing my team early enough but can not with just ten players showing up for training in two consecutive days. We really have to do something about this now,” Csaba fumed.

Of the 33 invited charges, an average of 20 players have not been able to make the team’s early morning sessions at Namboole due to the demanding national league schedule.

“I suggest the people responsible reschedule most of the games to support this team’s cause. This team has not been in place and you just can not restructure it in a week and expect positive results,” he added.

Anthony Bongole and Augustine Nsumba were two prominent figures that have since managed to appear.

Kobs launch their Beijing campaign with a preliminary back-to-back showdown against South Africa’s Amaglug Glug on February 11 in Johannesburg.

A task at hand that according to Csaba, could be helped by friendly games for the side.

“We should have taken advantage of February 7 since it’s a FIFA calendar date for friendly games,” he pointed.

The 42-year-old has however promised to pull all the necessary stops and have Egyptian-based forward Geoffrey Massa available for the trip.

Massa obliterated Lesotho with two goals and penalty assist as Cranes thumped the crocodiles 3-0 September 2006.

The El Shams forward — suspended for Cranes next Nations Cup qualifier against Nigeria in March — is legible for Kobs Olympics game.

“I am definitely counting on him. These being different competitions, he should be available.”

Ethiopia-based Hassan Wasswa and Denis Onyango, who turns out for South African side Supersport are the two foreign-based players expected to strengthen the side.

Kobs have an awful record in the games, losing 4-1 on aggregate to Angola during their last qualification attempt in 2003.

Csaba laments Kobs shoddy preparations

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