Bandari targets four in bid to boost squad

Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after ...
Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after scoring an own goal against Gor Mahia FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Mbaraki stadium in Mombasa county on April 28, 2016. Gor Mahia FC won the match 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

Kenya Premier League side Bandari FC are aiming to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2018 season.

The Dockers are keen on signing four key players to spearhead their striking department which performed below expectations ahead of the new campaign.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, assistant head coach George Owoko said the four are part of the players the team has been courting to bolster the squad ahead of the new season.

We have been tracking the four but once we hold the most important meeting next week with the technical bench will get be able to reveal more,” Owoko said .

The coast based side will be looking to add a centre forward and two experienced wingers to speed up their game in the final third.

 Owoko added: “We are looking for young players but those who are tactically good and experienced.We realised that this was one of the lacking component in our attack.

“We have to conclude this business  early enough so that they gel with the rest of the players,” Said Owoko.

However, Citizen Digital has learnt that the coast based side will release some of its players so as to create room for the transfer targets.

Former Tusker FC coach Paul Nkata instructs his charges against Bandari FC during their KPL Top 8 Tournament match at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on May 01, 2016. Photo/Oliver Ananda/
(File)Bandari coach Paul Nkata, then with Tusker,  instructs his charges in a past match at the Nyayo National Stadium on May 01, 2016. Photo/Sportpicha.

This, Owoko argues, is a tough decision which will be made by Ugandan head coach Paul Nkata.

The Ugandan tactician joined Bandari at the beginning of this term after a short but success laden stint with the Tusker Football Club where he won a remarkable season double in 2016, claiming the league title and the GOtv-Shield.

This term though he has guided Bandari to a 10th place finish on 43 points in the 18-team league and will be looking to improve on this next term.

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