Experienced tactician Robert Matano believes his previous affiliation with struggling Tusker FC will be key in turning results on the pitch after he was installed as the club’s new boss.
The Brewers this past weekend dismissed the entire technical bench led by head coach Sam Timbe following Saturday’s heavy defeat to Zoo Kericho that left the 2016 topflight champions dangling in the relegation zone.
They moved quick to appoint the man fondly referred to as the ‘Lion’ due to his strictness and he will have barely 24 hours to prepare for the next league assignment, a clash against Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo this Wednesday (25).
Matano who was until last month the AFC Leopards coach said about his appointment: “It’s a challenge I’m excited by. It’s a great opportunity to come back to a club I know well, and a club I’ve got real affinity with, and I couldn’t turn that down.
“I am confident in this group of players and I know that they will deliver and play to their full potential.”
Results have been Tusker’s Achilles heal this season with a return of two wins in 11 league matches, something that Matano is confident of turning around.
“Our immediate objective clearly is to start winning matches and ultimately finish as high as we possibly can in the league, we will also want to challenge for the Shield title,” he added
Matano helped Tusker win the 2012 Kenyan Premier League title and the 2013 KPL Top 8 trophy and also led AFC Leopards to Shield title success last season.