Tusker recharging batteries for league resumption

Tusker FC players hurdle during their match against AS Port Louis 2000 in the first leg ...
(FILE)Tusker FC players hurdle during their match against AS Port Louis 2000 in the first leg of the preliminary round of the 2017 CAF champions League at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani on February 11, 2017. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Tusker FC captain James Situma say his club will do everything right to retain the Kenyan premier league title this season.

Last season the Brewers won the league title and the Gotv shield double under the leadership of Paul Nkata who is now in charge of Bandari. Situma believes they have a squad capable to retain the tittle.

This league is a marathon, we still have more than 20 games to play and it’s too early to start saying who will win it. The top four teams are very strong and we can’t be comfortable with the position that we are in,” said Situma.

We have a great squad that was strengthened during the transfer window and we are hoping to bring back the consistency we had before the international break. And about the title we can start talking about it with six or seven games to go,”he added.

Head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe was on Tuesday named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for May after going unbeaten that month, winning all the five games to bag the 15 points available.

The 11 times KPL champions suffered defeat in their first two opening matches, but went on to take maximum points from every game in May.

We started very badly as the defending champions butwe rectified our mistake and got the results that we wanted that’s why we are in this position.  The loss on Sunday was a wakeup call that every team prepares well to face the champions but we are determined to retain the title by all means” uttered Nsimbe .

Tusker lost to Bandari on Sunday but the Ugandan tactician is hoping his team will be back to their winning ways when the league resumes.

I know it’s not easy looking at how strong other contenders are but we have a great squad that can retain the two titles and add more. We want to finish the first leg in a strong way  because it will determine how we approach the second leg,” he concluded.

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