Nairobi — Kenya males’s Deaf handball staff captain Joel Kiilu says their mission on the twenty fourth Summer Deaflympics in Brazil is to make a podium end.
The skipper is assured the nation will enhance her fifth place rating achieved in Brazil 4 years in the past within the World Deaf Championships.
“The last time we competed in the South American nation we were raw, we had no skills at all but so far the team has improved on tactics,” Kiilu stated.
The 28 year-old heart participant says they hope to beat all their opponents particularly Croatia who’re the world defending champions.
Kenya is in Group A alongside Brazil, Germany, Serbia and Cameroon whereas Croatia is in Pool B alongside Turkey, Denmark, Venezuela and Ghana.
“We know our rivals are skilled, they are experienced, but again we are ready for them going by the level of training we’ve had in the camp,” underscored Kiilu.
Apart from the nationwide staff, Kiilu additionally captains Nairobi Kaloleni property outfit Young Cobra Handball Club.
Through elaborate coaching they’ve had for 2 weeks on the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi below head coach Frederick Omole, Kiilu believes Kenya is able to beating hosts Brazil and Cameroon with ease after learning the rivals on YouTube.
“Among the ways we’ve learnt in coaching embrace capturing and organising a strong again defence.
“Before our departure to Brazil, we will concentrate on strengthening our wing defence,” Kiilu underlined.
Optimistic Omole has religion within the 15 man squad he has trimmed from the preliminary 24 who got a name up.
“When we started training 14 days ago, the players lacked good coordination because they had not gelled. The good thing is they were able to find their rhythm quickly as they have played together before.”
“The team now is in good shape and this has made us to be optimistic for a great showpiece in Brazil,” Omole stated.
Omole’s technique in Brazil is to win two video games of their pool which he considers very robust.
“That’s the minimum objective we have set for ourselves in the championships, reaching the medal bracket will be a plus for us,” he emphasised.
In order to realize this feat, Omole has subjected the gamers to deal with defence and speed-work he believes will put them on a degree par with different world powerhouses.
“A good defence line and a fast paced game should deliver us the needed victories,” the coach stated.
In his personal evaluation of their pool, Omole believes Germany and Brazil will likely be robust to crack however is comfy of edging out the remainder of the rivals of their group.
Ahead of their departure, Omole says he’ll assist the squad to gel much more by taking the gamers by means of actions , abilities, coordination and tactical paces.
“I’ll take them for swimming classes to assist them construct their hand and leg muscle tissue.
“Swimming additionally helps the gamers to chill down after a heavy exercise.
“We will also engage them in abit of gym work,” he says.
The staff’s best barrier is the shortage of a working league the place the gamers can gauge their would possibly however Omole insists he is not going to have interaction his expenses in any pleasant matches to defend them from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tactician means that Deaf groups must be included within the Kenya Handball Federation leagues to play alongside the listening to to enhance their sport.
“This will ensure there’s continuity and talent building among the Deaf, especially after coming from an event of huge magnitude like the Deaflympics,” he stated.