By Tola Kofa
The Daystar teams had mixed results in the recently updated league tables of the Kenya University Sports Association (Kusa) Nairobi, with soccer ladies’ team and basketball ladies being the best ranked, as both placed 2nd.
Lilian Wambui, soccer ladies team Captain credited her fellow teammates, saying that their fighting spirit is the reason for their success.
“I think the reason why we have made it this far is mainly due to the team’s spirit of success and not giving up. We are dedicated to training so much and accept a loss as a chance to improve and learn more,” Captain Wambui said.
Conversely, most of the rest of the Daystar teams had a poor run of results. The men’s handball team and ladies netball are the lowest placed teams. The two teams are, however, new and are still trying to redeem themselves after a long period of missing from the competition. Daystar City football team, the only Valley road sports team in Kusa, is also in last place.
The men’s basketball team, a team that never disappoints, has also had a poor start into the competition, with five losses in six games. The team is ranked 10th out of the total 11 teams, its worst ranking in a long time. Captain Timothy Muzaliwa insisted that the lack of a developed squad was the reason for their demise but acknowledged the great potential in the young squad.
“The reason for the bad performances is because every now and then we expect the team to renew itself and we’ve lost some key players in the team. We have a whole new team with players who need to be built for intense competition. With time, as players develop, we’ll be back on track,” remarked Captain Muzaliwa.
Volleyball teams had a similar fate as both teams got off to a false start in the competition. The men’s hockey team had a similar experience with a single win in 6 matches played. Sports Secretary Evans Chepsiror stated that the main reason for the poor performances was the lack of motivation and poor facilities offered.
“I think the main reason for the recent performances is the lack of motivation and poor facilities we have. We don’t have coaches for most of the teams, with most of them coming up such as handball,” said the Sports Secretary.