According to a story by supersport, many Kogalo players are rallying behind Coach Zico who of late has been beseiged by angry fans.
Skipper Jerim Onyango says the players have full confidence in coach Zedekiah Otieno despite calls by fans for him to resign from his post.
Onyango who was harassed by a section of fans who claimed that he had conceded an easy goal against KCB has urged for calm from fans and reflection in both the good and bad times the team has undergone.
“I want to categorically say that the whole playing unit has full confidence in the coach and the results in the past few matches must not be used to judge us harshly,” skipper Onyango told SuperSport.com.
“Personally I was not happy on Saturday after some fans turned their attention from the coach and accused me of conceding easy goals. I feel it is important for our fans not to forget the times we made them happy with good results and they should remember that in football a team can have rough patches and K’Ogalo cannot be an exception.”
“We want to continue working hard under coach Otieno since has helped steer the team to greater heights and its unfair to heap all the blame on him. We realize what the fans are feeling and we will do our best to rectify the problems but they should continue supporting us as usual,” he added.
(Reporting courtesy of supersport)
Nevertheless it is difficutt to tell if Jerim is expressing the sentiments of all players or even most of the players. It is unlikely that any player will step forward and critisize the coach.
Zico started to come under fire as far back as 3 months ago when the play of the team started to decline. Despite the fact that Kogalo were winning, the margins were narrow and fans deduced that the team was lucky. Teams seem to have figured out how to stop Kogalo. Zico for his part has displayed a “difficult eye” and has refused to step down despite being besieged by fans.