Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma has described their exploits at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations as a learning curve.
Ouma, who jetted into the country on Monday evening together with her charges, said that playing against superior teams made them realize just how much work needs to be done before they can compete effectively.
“Teams like Nigeria and Ghana are very well experienced and we realized that there were some mistakes we were making because of our lack of exposure,” said Ouma.
“We now plan on training hard and playing in several friendlies with bigger teams, as a way of helping us shake off the fears we had in Cameroon.”
Among the areas of concern for Ouma is the sloppiness that his team presented in defense, allowing opponents to getting easy free kicks, but he says he will be dealing with the weakness.
“We noticed that we were giving away too many free kicks, which eventually cost us, but we shall be working on that once we resume camp,” said Ouma.
The Starlets left the continental championship without a single victory in their group matches. They lost 3-1 to Ghana and Mali and 4-0 to Nigeria.