After this week’s shake off training in Nairobi, the team will on Sunday head to Mombasa for a week-long pre-season tour ahead of the CAF Champions League.

Tusker plays its first match against Djibouti’s Arta Solar 7 on September 10 and the team has had to come through a quick turnaround from the end of the season to get into shape for the early kick off.

“The week in Mombasa will be very vital for us because we have new players who need to gel and integrate with the team. It will also be an opportunity for us to work on what we need to do to be ready for the first match of the Champions League,” said Coach Robert Matano.

He added; “We started the training on a slow tempo just to make sure the players are not pushed too much because we have also come from a very tight season. Now we need to focus in Mombasa and get everyone’s mind ready for the massive task ahead of us.”

Before travelling to Mombasa, the team on Saturday played a friendly match against the national team Harambee Stars which is preparing to play Uganda in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Stars won the game 1-0 with Tusker midfielder Boniface Muchiri scoring the goal after three minutes of action. Coach Matano used the match to test some of his new players as well as get the team ready for Mombasa.

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