Promoted Mwatate out to add steel to their squad ahead of NSL campaign


Promoted Mwatate out to add steel to their squad ahead of NSL campaign

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  • National Super League new entrants Mwatate United have identified 11 new players across Taita Taveta County to bolster their squad ahead of their debut season in the second-tier league.

National Super League new entrants Mwatate United have identified 11 new players across Taita Taveta County to bolster their squad ahead of their debut season in the second-tier league.

Mwatate United Chairman James Mbaraka said that they have played friendly matches in all the four Taita sub-counties and the new players will train with them before signing at least half of them.

“We got 11 players from our friendlies across Taita, we need to train with them and select the best who will don our jersey next season,” he explained.

The team will also tour other coastal counties as well as Nairobi and Kisumu to add more steel to the squad ahead of what is expected to be a rigorous campaign at a top level.

“We need a few other experienced players who will blend with our youth team in order to challenge in the Super League,” he added.

Mwatate will be the first team from Taita Taveta County to play in National Super League after finishing top of Division One league Zone A.

At the same time other football stakeholders in the county are against the idea of Sofapaka FC using Danson Mwanyumba Stadium for their Kenyan Premier League matches next season.

Over the weekend Sofapaka owner Elly Kalekwa and Taita Governor Granton Samboja toured the ground before making the announcement that has not been well received by local clubs in the region.

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