Preparations for the 2019/2020 season have kicked off and head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will have a boost in his playing unit with the acquisition of midfielder Kelvin Thairu, who is officially confirmed as the first new signing.
Up until the end of the 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season, Thairu was attached to Mount Kenya United, and started in both games as the team, which was eventually relegated, played Ulinzi Stars.
Head coach Nyangweso admitted the player has been on the club’s radar for a while and is keen to reap on his prowess as an attacking midfielder, citing his ball distribution in midfield as a key attribute.
The midfielder has already reported to training and Nyangweso is confident that he will get along well with his new team mates for good effect.
“Thairu is a good player; we’ve been following him for a while now and we are happy to have him. Tactically, he comes in to boost our midfield, especially on the attacking front because we really needed that. He has good supply of balls in midfield and we are looking to reap a lot from that.
“He has started training and I expect him to gel well with the others as time goes; that is the essence of having him in preseason,” he said.