During the respective trials or selection process for players who are to represent the country in international assignments, there is a very worrying trend as regards the units assembled for duty.
By and large, the situation ideally ought to be on face value, the best of them all getting the nod. Unfortunately with this school of thought, at times the best is not exactly what achieve the desirable results as has been witnessed before.
There happens to be huge disconnect between the teams and the strategies at hand.
For instance in a squad, having a brilliant unit might not necessarily amount to achieving glory due to a host of reasons. This is so because of issues like chemistry, fitness, mental strength and even discipline.
Consistency a must
There is absolutely no way one can imagine attaining success, minus any of the aforementioned components. For a team sport, clearly it takes more than a sexy appeal to get a winning formula.
One very important aspect of success is consistency.
This element in sports and largely football is critical in determining a variance in terms of a coach deciding to play a gelled unit whilst trying out a couple of patterns. The art of consistency over the years has achieved amiable results both to players and trainers as well. If a unit has been together for long, then obviously they understand each other pretty well and infact chances of prosperity are high.
Ironically, for a squad to be referred to as performers, it does not take any level of ingenious activity or supernatural ideology but just bonding. When a team sticks together for a while, it becomes particularly easy for them to communicate amongst themselves.
This scenario makes it easier for any coach to adapt his charges to different situations dependent of course on impending circumstances as they crop up.
Too much tinkering
The tragedy of our situation closer home, is that because of the frequent interruptions with technical units in a team, it becomes nearly impossible to have a squad that lasts the mile.
Each and every coach has beliefs of his own so therefore there is bound to be changes in one way or the other. In football issues, the federation always has changes at will hence making it a difficult job to get a real team. If this were to continue unabated, then we would be left in poor stead considering the fact that any serious campaigner must take the issue of consistency with the sacredness it deserves.
For all the programs being hurdled all over, it will be pointless if solutions are not brought forth.
Let us get serious for once; we are never getting anywhere if we do not plan ahead and the key to unlocking this mess, then obviously we need a stable team.If we were to take an example of the current Stars’ squad in camp, it would be in order for them to stay put for the world cup qualifiers all the way to Cecafa tournament in the coming months so that the players can get to find rhythm and movement.
All the drama of constantly drafting in and out players is a recipe for failure.