January 4, 2024 Patrick Korir

Abel Omuhaya: Stats have shaped our season

Nairobi City Stars goalkeeper trainer Abel Omuhaya is of the view that a keen look at statistics, and application of findings, is what has turned around the club’s fortunes in recent games.

Omuhaya, best known as Abelo, states that keenness in stats has been an eye-opener.

“You can never argue with stats. The figures tell it all. After every few games, we sit down with the management to look at the captured stats during our league games. They are detailed and very revealing,” he said

“In my goalkeeping department, I always have a key look at claims, runouts, throw-outs, long and short goal kicks, as well as saves from situations which informs me on who is the right personnel for an upcoming game,”

“Overall as the technical bench, we look at parameters that relate to other departments in the same manner, which guides us on how to utilize players in games. It has worked well for the team.” added Omuhaya

Omuhaya, a former Tusker, and AFC Leopards keeper, amongst other clubs, joined Nairobi City Stars at the beginning of the 2022/23 FKF Premier League season from Kakamega Homeboyz and extended his stay for the current season.

In his first season, Omuhaya worked with goalkeepers Jacob Osano and Stephen Njunge, as well as Elvis Ochoro who stayed on for the current season. Ochoro has since been joined by Edwin Mukolwe, and Julius Ombacho from Bidco United and Luanda Villa, respectively, for the current season.

Nairobi City Stars goalkeeper trainer Abel Omuhaya

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