Reigning FKF Premier League Champions Tusker FC has strengthened its squad with seven additional signings ahead of the 2022/2023 FKF Premier League season.
The Club has secured the services of defenders Boniface Onyango, and Thomas Teka from Kariobangi Sharks as it seeks to strengthen its backline. The two have been signed for a period of two years.
In the midfield department, the club has signed Eric Mmata also from Kariobangi Sharks, and 18-year-old Green Commandos Sports Club budding midfielder David Odoyo who have joined the Champions on two and three years contracts respectively.
The club has also bolstered its attack with the arrival of Eric Otieno from Wazito FC and Nzoia FC respectively. The two have each been signed on two-year contracts.
In addition, the club has reached an agreement with Bidco United FC for the transfer of goalkeeper Brian Opondo who has joined the club for a period of two years.
Promising young midfielder Collins Otieno has also been promoted by Coach Matano from the Tusker Youth team and is expected to feature in the club’s competitions this season.
Speaking during the announcement of the new players, Tusker FC Head Coach Robert Matano said the new players will improve the club’s position heading to the new season;
“We would like to welcome the new players to this great club. This is part of our strategy to strengthen the team as we head to the new season as we look to retain the Premier League title once more.
We have made sure to strengthen all departments within the team including goalkeeping, midfield, and attack positions.
We expect the league to be more competitive this coming season as we have seen other teams strengthening their squads as well.
These players have been carefully selected and will therefore ensure we remain competitive throughout the season,” said Matano.
In addition to bolstering the squad, the team received a brand new team bus from sponsors Kenya Breweries Limited in an upgrade to its transport.
Speaking while presenting the new bus, Tusker Brand Senior Manager Kilel Chepkemoi said that the company was pleased by the team’s performance last season and is fully committed to supporting the team heading to the new season.
“We are pleased with the team’s continued performance last season following their defense of the League title which ensured Tusker FC cemented its place as one of the best teams in the region.
As the Tusker brand celebrates its 100 years of existence, we also celebrate this great club that has been present for many years.
We remain committed to supporting the team as they continue to prepare for the next season and we are confident of yet another successful season,” said Kilel.
The team will be heading to Mombasa this coming week as it kicks off its pre-season training ahead of the new season.
Matano’s charges will begin their title defense campaign against Posta Rangers on 24th September 2022 at its Ruaraka Grounds.