Thika United head coach John Kamau has challenged Kenyan international midfielder Francis Kahata to be consistent or risk losing his place in the team’s starting line-up.
Kamau has apparently got fed up with the star player who made headlines after scoring a brilliant goal against Nigeria in last month’s World Cup qualifier in Calabar which ended 1-1.
“In my opinion it takes one big player in a big match to win matches. Kahata is one of those players but he has to be consistent for us or else losing his place in the team,” he told the club’s website.
He added:” All I am saying is he has to have consistency. Fancy football opens up the game but fancy football accompanied with goals is superb for the team. Bearing in mind that Kahata is an offensive mid-fielder I am expecting goals from him sooner rather than later or else he might lose playing time.”
Kamau also lashed out at his custodians and asked them to improve quickly. “Development of any player in Thika United is paramount but having said that, my keepers have to grasp that chance and determine whether their team wins or not.”
“I am quite impressed by the tremendous development with our out-field players, a good example like Sammy Mejja who just finished his O’levels in 2012 and out of our 9 matches so far he has played 8, he has shown consistency in growth unlike our goalkeeping department.”
He continued: “I am greatly concerned with the slow growth rate our keepers are showing and for Thika United to win anything this season or go beyond last year’s position five; the keepers have to play a very big role, as I plan forward.”