Tusker coach Paul Nkata says 2016 season is bound to be tougher than the previous given the investments teams have put in readiness for the season. The Ugandan who took over at the brewers at the start of the season believes his side Tusker will be among the title favourites but singled out defending champions Gor Mahia, Ulinzi Stars and Bandari to offer serious challenge.
Speaking to dimbasports.com, Nkata says while his side has recruited well, it will also take some time before every player gels together. “I trust in my team, but then again, some of the players are new and it will take time before they master the rigours of playing together,” he said.
“We have had a good pre season, went to Uganda and played well and I think we are ready to take off.” “It is definitely going to be a tough season. You look at Gor Mahia, they have brought in quality players and retained a bulk of the players they had last season. Ulinzi has always been a tough side, they have not lost any player, and going by their performance last season, they will definitely be up there.”
Nkata who guided Muhoroni to a 14 match unbeaten run in the second leg of last hopes for a perfect start for his side. “A good start is always important. We want to start well and set the tempo through out.”
Tusker who start the season against Thika United in Thika signed eight new players among them Fred Nkata, Martin Kiiza, Shafique Batambuze, Jackson Macharia, David Okello and Laban Gabaleko.