KPL new boys Bidco United, City Stars keen to bolster squads

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 00:00 |
Bidco head coach Anthony Akhulia.

Kenyan Premier League newcomers Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United are already in the market for new players ahead of the new 2020/21 season.

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has crippled sporting events in the country, the two clubs have been actively seeking new acquisitions to bolster their squads so that they can compete effectively with the big boys of KPL.

The two clubs have  told of their desire to go into the top tier from the Betika National Super League not to just make up the numbers but to play competitively.

Bidco United are in limbo after losing eight players to rivas but they are eyeing a number of targets themselves.

According to Bidco head coach Anthony Akhulia all incoming players must have ambition and skills to add value to the the Thika-based side ahead of their crucial debut KPL campaign. 

“For starters we will not be going in to make up the numbers, we must compete. Because of the situation with coronavirus, we are putting our plan on hold but obviously we need to beef up.

We have identified who we want for different positions. My intention is to get those kinds of players who have quality and those with at least two years experience on the top.

It is not really our philosophy to go after big names anyway,” he said.

Club CEO Geoffrey Misango stated that it was still early to consider any big money moves: “There is no clear date of resumption so we cannot rush just yet. We have to await clearance so that we begin any moves.

Obviously we want players coming in but it is just a wait and see approach for us at this point.”

Meanwhile City Stars CEO Patrick Korir has given a hint that new signings are being discussed by club management.

”We are not quite out in the market as yet but we need sprucing up especially since seven players are out of contract.

It is all about positions available and the right fit so I am certain the technical bench is looking at possible names,” he said.

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