The Star (Nairobi)

28 November 2012

Kenya: Over 60 Players Show Up for Homeboyz Trials in Kakamega

Over 60 players attended the trials of newly promoted Kenya Premier League team, Kakamega Homeboyz. Coach Fred Serenge said the turnout was impressive and he expected the next two to be equally competitive as prospective players try to impress the technical bench.

He said out of the 60, who turned up for trails yesterday at Kakamega High School ground, only 10 will make the cut. "We have had a good turnout and the talent on offer is so immense. I expect the team to be stronger for the Kenya Premier League," said Serenge.

The trialists were drawn from various schools and clubs across Western Province. "We have attracted some of the top talent from the schools and clubs from across the region and by tomorrow (Thursday), we will know who will have made the cut," added Serenge.

The tactician said the goal for the club next season is to stay in the Kenya Premier League. "My main goal is to ensure we survive our first season.

We will set a target of how many points we need and then ensure we stay for our second season," added Serenge. He said they have approached three prospective sponsors and hope to finalise the deal by next month. "We have approached three sponsors and we will know the position by next month," he added.

Serenge said thy have lined friendly matches locally and internationally to gauge their strength ahead of the Kenya Premier League. " We will play a few local teams from the region and travel to Uganda and Tanzania as part of our pre-season preparations," he added.

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