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Frank Ouna admits the gritty nature of taking up KCB job

16:12 EAT 21/11/2018
Wazito FC coach Frank Ouna.
Ouna says that he will draw from the well of experience gained with Wazito to help him navigate through the season

Frank Ouna has admitted that taking up  KCB job is the biggest task he has taken as a coach.

Ouna joined the Bankers from Wazito with whom he had a turbulent season that leads to their relegation to the National Super League.

Ouna agreed on a two-year deal with KCB, a side that had a contrasting season as compared to Wazito,  after the Bankers finished second in the lower tier to climb to the top tier.

But Ouna now admits that taking up the new role is a true test to his career. “For now, this will count as my biggest task that I have to undertake as a head coach. We are looking forward to a very fruitful season.”

But with two away games to kick off the season, Ouna will draw from the well of experience he gained with Wazito to help him navigate through in the KPL. “Last year (season) I had a very good experience with Wazito. People might look at it negatively, but I look at it positively in terms of what I picked from a very turbulent season. Therefore, I know what it takes to survive in this league.

The former Gor Mahia and Sofapaka assistant coach added: “We have to find a balance of probably remaining in the league, but not just remaining in the league, but remaining in the top-half of the table.

“The main objective is to remain in the league next season and in a respectable position.”

Ouna is hopeful that the Bakers will be in the safe pair of hands following the acquisition of Tanzanian Taifa Stars custodian Peter Manyika even though he has a tough task of making sure that his side that has 13 new faces settle in early enough.

The tactician is currently taking his charges through a double session even though the tactician admits that his players are yet to hit their top form. “I can’t complain so far, most of these players were not used to training twice a day but I can say that we are 80 per cent there.”