Kenya Sand Stars sunk on Ghana’s hot Ac­cra beach

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

BY PHILIP ONYANGO / Haram­bee Sand Stars were bun­dled out of the Africa beach soc­cer Cup after suf­fer­ing a heavy 7-1 thrash­ing at the hands of the hosts Ghana in Ac­cra on Sun­day.

Ghana Black Sharks as the Ghana beach team is pop­u­larly known, hu­mil­i­ated Kenya 10-03 in the first leg match in Mom­basa, leav­ing Kenya with a daunt­ing task of eras­ing the five-goal deficit in Ghana.

Kenya coach Rajab Babu while prais­ing the team for a brave fight, at­trib­uted the loss to in­ad­e­quate prepa­ra­tions and lack of qual­ity play­ers who can rise to the oc­ca­sion.

“Most of our best play­ers ply their trade with Pre­mier League clubs, who re­fused to re­lease them con­sid­er­ing the league is at a crit­i­cal stage and this se­ri­ously af­fected us,” Brazil­ian trained Babu said. He asked FKF to en­sure there is a per­ma­nent beach team in place which can be called upon to rep­re­sent the coun­try even on short no­tice.

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