Matasi and players FKF Premier League champions Tusker can build squad around

Eugine Asike and Henry Mejja of Tusker celebrate.

​Who should Tusker build around?

They have been the busiest side in the transfer market and after releasing over 10 players, who should coach Robert Matano build a competitive squad around?
Patrick Matasi of Tusker.

​Patrick Matasi

The experienced Kenya international made a return to the club after leaving in 2018 and his presence at the back should inspire the Brewers as he is considered one of the best local custodians.

Matasi is expected to offer leadership and motivation, especially to the younger players in the new season, where they are also featuring in the Caf Champions League.

Allan Wanga of Homeboyz and Eugine Asike of Tusker.

​Eugene Asike

Just like Matasi, Asike is experienced and his leadership qualities, especially at the heart of the defence, are indisputable. He was a key figure as Tusker had a successful campaign that saw them lift the title for the first time since 2016.

The former Sofapaka defender – who featured against Uganda and Rwanda in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers – is expected to stand out once again in the new season.

Daniel Sakari of Kenya and Lague Byiringiro of Rwanda challenge.

​Daniel Sakari

The full-back has witnessed what can be described as a meteoric rise in his career since he started at Kakamega Homeboyz. His move to Kariobangi Sharks at the beginning of the 2020/21 season proved worthwhile as his top performance saw him become a regular starter in the national team.

He has been signed by the Brewers, who hope to tap into his talent in order to retain the title in the 2021/22 season.

Kenya and Harambee Stars striker Erick Kapaito vs Tanzania.

Erick Kapaito

Tusker should consider moving for the Kariobangi Sharks striker, who was the FKF Premier League’s top scorer with 24 goals and is also a nominee for the Most Valuable Player award.

His consistency and a keen eye for goal should convince the league champions to bring the centre-forward on board.

ETYANG STEPHENE of Homeboyz vs Gor Mahia Charles Momanyi.

Charles Momanyi

Momanyi played a critical role for Gor Mahia since he was signed from Kakamega Homeboyz, and his partnership with Asike at the back is something that will worry most strikers. His continental experience – with Gor Mahia over the seasons – is expected to help the Brewers, who will represent Kenya in Africa’s top club competition, mount a successful campaign.

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