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Ulinzi to snub June transfer market

Ulinzi Stars coach Robert Matano has said his side will not be delving into the transfer market when the window opens on Monday.

According to the experienced tactician, they have enough depth in the squad and more players are set to graduate from the Recruit Training School in August.

“I don’t think we will add any more players. We have more than enough plus there are more players still in the military college who we expect to link up with us later on. We only need to improve ourselves because we have a very rich squad,” Matano said.

Perhaps the only addition will be Jacktone Odhiambo, the former number one goalkeeper, making a return to the team after close to two years in peacekeeping mission in Sudan.

But Coach Robert Matano says Odhiambo will have to work hard to earn his place.

NUMBER ONE JERSEY

“It is for him to prove that he is ready to be in the team and ready to play. I can’t make the decision for him,” Matano said.

If indeed Odhiambo makes it back to the team, then the military side will have to sacrifice at least one keeper as they currently have three.

James Saruni has been the undisputed number one and his performances last season earned him the deputy captain’s role this season.

There is also the experienced Francis Ochieng, who has been deputizing Saruni, as well as Finius Odhiambo who is still learning the ropes.

Odhiambo is aware of the tough competition that awaits him but he is upbeat he can reclaim the number one jersey.

“I have to work hard to get back to where I was. All the three goalkeepers in the team are of top quality. At the moment, I am working on my fitness,” Odhiambo told Nairobi News.