STARS ABROAD Bradford City Coach Hits Out At Engin Firat Over ‘Poor Treatment’ Of 24 Year Old Brilliant Starlet

STARS ABROAD Bradford City Coach Hits Out At Engin Firat Over ‘Poor Treatment’ of 24 years

The former Manchester City manager was not impressed by the way the attacking midfielder was handled by the Harambee Stars coach during Kenya’s loss to South Sudan
Bradford City manager Mark Hughes has expressed his disappointment in the manner in which midfielder Clarke Oduor was handled by Harambee Stars coach Engin Firat during the international period.

Oduor was an unused substitute as Kenya beat Qatar 2-1 before he came on from the bench in their 1-0 defeat to South Sudan. However, he lasted just over 20 minutes before he was taken off, with Firat saying he was not impressed with his performance.

“When he came on, I had the feeling that he was a little afraid. It is as if he has a brake,” Firat told the media on why Oduor was taken off after coming on as a substitute.

“He needs to let it go and I believe we will have a good player on the side with him. He has real capacity and it is good that he is now playing more often in his club as an attacking midfielder.”

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However, Hughes feels it was not good treatment of the attacking midfielder who according to him, was left fuming by the decision.

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“Clarke was scratching his head about it,” said Hughes, as quoted by the Telegraph & Argus. “He’s not going to say anything against his national team manager but I probably could.

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“It seemed a strange one because it doesn’t usually happen. But the important thing for us is that he wasn’t injured. He wasn’t in a position that he had to come off, so he’ll be fine.”


To show just how highly he rates the Kenya international, Hughes started him in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Harrogate Town in an English League Two clash, playing all 90 minutes of the encounter.

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