KPL crown is ours — Tusker

Published on 05/02/2009

By James Waindi

Regional club champions, Tusker, will be seeking to reclaim the Kenya Premier League title, which they surrendered meekly to Mathare United.

The brewers, the third most successful club in the country with eight league titles, three Kenyan Cups and four regional titles to their name, finished a disappointing eighth last season, the worst placing in the club’s history.

” We are going for nothing less than the title. As far as I’m concerned, the runners-up are never remembered and from position three onwards it’s not worth mentioning, so our target is to win our ninth league title,” said assistant coach Neville Pudo as he took players through their paces at the Ruaraka Stadium.

Pudo said the team was not lucky last season as they were in the leading pack in the opening stages of the league, but lost foot later on despite winning the regional title in July.

” We expect a very tough season as most teams have strengthened their squads with new players and we are not going to underrate any opponent,” said Pudo who is handling the team as head coach James Nandwa recuperates after escaping the Nakumatt inferno.

Tusker lost almost the entire first-eleven team players to various clubs, but have also made significant signings with Nigerian Joseph Emeka being their big catch.

Emeka joins the brewers from Lagos based club Kachi United. The other foreigner in the team is Nathan Mutenza from Kampala KCC.

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