Situma backs former club Tusker to win league title


Tusker FC captain James Situma reacts against Sofapaka FC during their SportPesa Premier League match ...
Tusker FC captain James Situma reacts against Sofapaka FC during their SportPesa Premier League match played at Thika sub county stadium in Thika on April 09, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

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  • Situma insists the experience and discipline brought in by the veteran coach Robert Matano could be key in the race to win the 12th title

Former Tusker FC captain James Situma has backed the club to lift this year’s Football Kenya Federation Premier League title.

The brewers are top of the standings after 15 games and Situma insists the experience and discipline brought in by the veteran coach Robert Matano could be key in the race to win the 12th title.

“He is not new when it comes to winning this(title). He has done it with Sofapaka and Tusker FC before. He is very experienced and tactically gifted when it comes to winning big games that decide who is winning the title. With that in mind it gives them an added advantage in the race for the title,” said Situma.

Having won the league title with Matano while at Sofapaka in 2009 and with Tusker in 2016 under Sammy Omollo,   the former Kenyan international says the level of competition in the team has been key in the fight to be at the top.

“They is enough depth in their squad with some very healthy competition, that’s why they are able to rotate their squad in different matches that with the discipline of performance that Matano demands from his players to give their best, I think they are in a good position to win,” added Situma.

However, he admits that they face stiff competition from other clubs in the top six.

“This is a different season in the league; the level of competition has gone a notch higher and if you look at the recent results giants have fallen against average teams; it will take consistency and hard work plus enough depth in a squad to win games because as it stand any team in the top six can win the title,” the former Kenyan international told Citizen Digital.

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