After another tough season that saw Zoo FC escape relegation towards the end of the campaign, the Kericho based club has set out early to try and address the shortcomings experienced in the 2018/19 season.
The team finished 15th, on 33 points and head coach Herman Iswekha has placed a priority on getting youngsters in the offseason transfer window and integrate them in the unit with the hope of creating mainstays in the team.
According to the coach, who has been with the club for 11 years, a strong defence will form the backbone of the team, and having taken charge after Sammy Okoth’s departure, he says there will be no overhaul at the side.
“We will invest in a few new players when things are a bit clear for us. At the moment we are taking a short break as we strategize. What I really want is to progressively introduce young defenders to the team and generally strengthen.
“The big pool of experienced players that we have will be key in transitioning the youngsters to life in the club but I can confirm we will not have an overhaul,” he pointed out.
The coach admitted it was a tough season and to stay up was a big statement of the players’ willingness to serve the team.
“It was a tough season for us but thankfully we managed. I have to laud the players for the efforts they put, especially towards the end of the season. We will definitely return stronger,” he added.
The team has been in the KPL for three straight seasons.