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Caf Champions League: Matasi and Kibwana make the Tusker group against Arta Solar 7

The Brewers announced a large number of new signings while away for the first match in Djibouti on Sunday

FKF Premier League champions Tusker have named 10 of their new players in the group to take on the Djibouti team, Arta Solar 7, in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League on Sunday.

The Brewers, led by coach Robert Matano, have so far signed 11 new players and from the top 10 under goalkeeper Patrick Matasi, who signed for the St George’s team from Ethiopia, have been included in the squad of 19 players .

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Other new faces in the squad are Clyde Senaji, who was signed by AFC Leopards, Teddy Osok, who joined the team after leaving Kitwe United from Zambia, Charles Momanyi formerly from Gor Mahia, Daniel Sakari and goalkeeper Brian Bwire formerly from Kariobangi Sharks, Joshua Ibrahim signed from Ken Gold, Kalos Kalenge from Namungo FC of Tanzania and John Njuguna, who joined Ulinzi Stars.

According to a statement to the team’s official website, the full traveling company of 19 players, six technical bankers and four officials travel in two groups via Addis Ababa to Djibouti for the match.

“The first group of players and officials left Nairobi for Djibouti early Wednesday ahead of the Caf Champions League qualifier against Arta Solar 7,” part of the statement confirmed.

Robert Matano, coach of Tusker.

‘The team travels in two groups, and the second group will leave later on Wednesday. The complete travel company includes 19 players, six technical bank members and four officials.

“Assistant coach George Maina will not travel with the team, as he is currently busy with the CAF B coaching course that started at KISE on Monday. The team had its last training session at the Utalii site on Tuesday.

“The match is scheduled for Saturday, September 11 in Arta, and the team will fly back on Sunday.”

Tusker returns to the continental scene for the first time since 2016 after their success in the Kenyan top flight after reaching the leaderboard with 18 points with 65 points, three more than KCB who were in second place, while Bandari was third at 53 marks.

Apart from the Champions League, Kenya will also be represented in the Confederations Cup by Gor Mahia, who earned the ticket after beating his rivals AFC Leopards in the final of the FKF Shield Cup.

Tusker Travel Group: Clyde Senaji, Teddy Osok, Humphrey MIeno, Charles Momanyi, Jimmy Mbugua, Patrick Matasi, Jackson Macharia, Shami Mwinyi, Boniface Muchiri, Daniel Sakari, Hillary Wandera, Brian Bwire, Kevin Monyi, Joshua Ibrahim, Apollo Otieno, Kalos Kirenge, Emery Mvuyekure, John Njuguna and Eugene Asike,

Technical bank: Robert Matano, Enos Karani, George Opondo, Duncan Ochieng, Charles Waititu and Wycliffe Makanga.

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