Former Harambee Stars assistant coach Frank Ouna is back at Wazito FC for a second stint, and his reign started with a 0-0 draw with Kariobangi Sharks on Monday 25 November.
While he would have loved to restart with a win, the draw was still welcome for the tactician, who said he picked a lot of positives from the match at Kenyatta Stadium, key being the strong character in the team.
His first match on return saw defender Karim Nizigiyimana red carded for a lunge on Samuel Olwande in the 55th minute. The response his charges gave after falling a man down had the coach praise the players after the game.
With the expectation now to guide the team back to winning ways, Ouna is confident the character in his players will be very crucial to stabilizing the side with just a win in 10 matches.
“The only negative thing in the game was the red card. But again after the red card we saw a lot of character from the boys; sometimes negative situations bring a lot of positives – you could see that with 10 men we still had better chances than Kariobangi Sharks.
Positive with the boys
“My style is to be more positive with the boys in terms of motivation and reinforcement. It is very hard to play even if motivated so you can imagine when you are demotivated. I want then to face the challenges ahead with a lot of positivity,” he said.
The coach is set to be joined by Briton Stewart Hall, who is not a newbie in the face of Kenyan football, having worked with Sofapaka and AFC Leopards.
Ouna is positive that together, they will coin a good strategy for the team going forward, starting with their next match, a home clash with bottom of the log side, Chemelil Sugar.