“What is left for us is to manage the fitness levels in the squad and hope we can avoid further injuries. With the current temperature of about 35 degrees celsius and a humidity of 70 percent we expect the players to be dehydrated and this is not good for football.
“It means we need to introduce water breaks in both halves” added Nkata.
Bandari has played seven friendly matches in there preparation for the new season, winning three matches, drew two games and lost two,” the Ugandan stated.
The Dockers ended their 2016 season with a sense of underachievement after finishing tenth to miss out on a place at the 2017 GOtv Shield Cup snatched from their grip by Nkata’s former club Tusker.
They have a decent run in their pre-season, losing only two of their last seven friendly matches and now – with Nkata in charge – look set for a promising 2017.