After a torrid 2018 season in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), Nzoia Sugar will be making early plans for the 2019 season and a key investment in the side will be placed on the forward line, head coach Nicholas Muyoti has revealed.
The team finished 13th in the season with 41 points after managing just 11 wins and Muyoti says they will be keen on changing a few issues in order to improve their fortunes for the coming season. He revealed that both the areas to improve on have been pointed out and the players to bring in have been zeroed on.
Struggled in attack
The team has struggled in attack since the departure of top scorer Elvis Rupia who had hit 15 goals at the time of his departure for Zambia and Muyoti says the fact that he finished as the team's best scorer despite not featuring in the second leg depicts the team's attacking woes.
"We have identified areas to improve on; a major one of course is the attack, and we have also identified the players to bring in to address the shortcomings seen in the season just concluded," he told Soka.
The coach will however not be going for established players. He wants to get players from the lower leagues as well as school then shape them to his philosophy ahead of the 2019 campaign.
No star players
"We will not go for the star players. I want young and very talented players from the lower leagues and schools and we have already had a look at the players we want, and also approached some of them," he added.
The coach further revealed that the number of players to be injected in the team was dependent on many other factors, among them, the number of players leaving and the need to strengthen other areas of the team.