Millers zeroing in on new manager after player trials

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Nzoia Sugar is edging closer to getting a new coach following the departure of coach Godfrey Solo Oduor ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Club chairman Ngisa Mokua has confirmed the club has narrowed down the search to three coaches from which the man to head the technical bench for the coming season will be picked.

Nothing signed

While there have been reports that the club has already agreed terms and installed former Kenyan international Ibrahim Shikanda as the new manager, Mokua notes that nothing has been signed as yet, with three potential coaches still being engaged.

“We are making progress; we are still in talks and nothing is signed as yet. We have three candidates we have zeroed in on and we have the order from the first to the third. We want to exhaust our options on the first and see where we get.

“We have substantially agreed on the terms but we have not signed anything yet,” he told Soka.

Six new players

The team is in its second week of training with stand-in coach Peter Mwaura overseeing training after week – long trials and the chairman reveals that with key departures recorded in the transfer window, up to six new players may be incorporated in the team.

“We have 22 members of last season’s team who have stuck with us and a few good ones who have left so we have about eight slots to fill but we will do up to six new faces to beef up the team,” he added.

Nzoia finished the 2018/19 campaign in 12th place and among the key targets set for the new coach coming will definitely be to lift the team higher.