NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Nine-time Africa Club Women Hockey champions, Telkom, have
embarked on elaborate preparations to reclaim the title they
lost to hosts Ghana Revenue Authority in January.
The Kenyan giants
clinched a record 20th domestic crown last weekend
but head coach Jos Openda maintains loosening their grip on the
continental crown hurt them as they prepare for the 2018
Openda promised to
beef up his attack and defence as he plots to reclaim the
continental crown with an unbeaten run later this year.
“Some of my players
were not equal to the task in Ghana. We lost the finals because
some did not put in a 100 per cent effort.
“I want a sharp
striking force ahead of the 2018 season whose kick off is just
around the corner,” Openda told journalists on Wednesday.
Cynthia Akinyi, only conceded three goals in the league and two
in the Africa championships. We want to minimize that by having
a solid defence with an unmatched striking force,” he said.
“It will be my joy
to see Telkom lift the league unbeaten and without conceding.
I’m setting these new standards because I want us playing on
another level. Our aim is to win titles beyond Africa,” the
Openda is proud of
some of his players who have already made a mark this year
including Jackline Mwangi who bagged the league’s top scorer
award with 28 goals and
Telkom fell 1-0 to
Ghana Revenue Authority to end their run of nine successive