By Dennis Mabuka in Nairobi
KENYA tactician Zedekiah â€œZicoâ€ Otieno has taken a swipe at the Kenya Premier League (KPL) accusing its officials of being â€œunpatrioticâ€ for refusing to adjust league fixtures to accommodate Nations Cup preparations.
â€œWhat they are doing is wrong. Why are they having these fixtures when they know we have a very crucial match? It is the last match that we have to prepare for well and win and we need all the support that we can get,â€ said Otieno.
This followed KPLâ€™s refusal to reschedule three matches this week: Mathare v Congo United, Sofapaka v Bandari and Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards.
Otieno, who has been under fire from both his club duties at Gor Mahia and the national team, will have to endure another tormenting moment when his side takes on rivals AFC Leopards in a local derby on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Dennis Odhiambo ( Thanda Royal Zulu, South Africa) and Moses Arita (KF Tirana, Albania) have joined camp in Mumias. â€œIt will help the technical bench to monitor their progress,â€ Kenya team manager Edward Oduor said.