Kenya: Coach Bella Attributes Deaflympics Heavy Defeat to Culture Shock and Lack of Exposure

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Caxias Do Sul — From culture shock, unpleasant results to unpredictable weather at the ongoing 24th Summer Deaflympics, National Women’s Football Deaf Team Coach Ben Bella is not giving up as yet.

Bella believes Kenyan women can go places if talent is discovered and nurtured early.

Without mincing his words, Bella candidly termed the performance in Caxius Do Sul, a tall order, adding: “We have struggled to get to grips with match situations here in Brazil. We really need to nurture talents from infancy. And I believe with time things will be okay.”

-Best Practices-

The tactician also thinks it’s about time to emulate the best practices in the world in a bid to ascertain how differently other teams execute their homework.

“I had a chat with the USA Coach and he told me that many years back they were in a similar situation. But they really had to be patient with their team and now they are delivering results; so we don’t need to overreact because Rome was also not built in one day.”

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The Deaf Women’s team is expected to grace the 4th World Deaf Football Championships in Mokpo-si, Korea from May 14 -29, 2023 and Bella is of the opinion that preparations begin immediately after Deaflympcs.

-Early Preparations-

“There is this Championship coming up in Korea next year, so what we are supposed to do is to start our preparations now. Usually, our preparations start three weeks or a month prior and it doesn’t augur well at all because when you do that, these are the results.”