The teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach Geoffrey Biya told The Nation on Tuesday that they learned a bitter lesson at the international event and they would like to have modern equipment as they intend to participate in another continental club contest in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in December, 2012.
At the recent event, Genetrix, who were making their first international appearance in over a decade, played without field protectors such as face masks and ballguards and used wooden sticks instead of the latest improved ones.
“The new equipment would probably arrive in the country in few weeksÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ time. We were embarrassed at the international event where we played on artificial turf for the first time and conceded over 50 goals,” he said.
He added that although this year they have not automatically qualified for the event after finishing second to Scorpions during the Monolux Paints 11-A-Side Hockey League, they would still participate in the Zimbabwe event as they would use their own funds.
“We would like to gain more international experience and probably market some of our outstanding players abroad. We faltered in the 2011 event, but we hope to tremendously improve our performance as we try our luck again this year,” said Biya.