With the Continental football looming, Tusker FC is in the race to find a Women’s team as part of the requirements from FIFA, says the club’s CEO Sam Nzau.
The club has two avenues of playing in the continental spectacle; by winning the FKF-PL league, where things stand, they are two points behind Gor Mahia with two games to spare, or by winning the Mozzart Bet Cup.
Speaking with the club’s media, Nzau also pointed out plans to bring up youth structures that will develop young talents.
“Even before CAF sent the requirements, we had already foreseen this and started engaging different women’s clubs,” Nzau said “There are two ways we are looking at this. Number one, we can go the way at which we get to buy a women’s team and absorb it into the Tusker family, or number two, we can partner with a women’s team and through that build an affiliation with Tusker FC.
I can only say at this moment that there are conversations ongoing and by the end of the season, we will definitely have already bought a team or affiliated to a women’s team.”
Similarly, he said they still have a strong chance of defending their trophy despite the slip-up during the weekend against Wazito FC.
“It has been a good and bad season. We had a solid start that went a bit shaky before we picked up to the last hurdle where we lost to Wazito. It’s not over until it’s over. We have two games against Posta Rangers and Vihiga Bullets and our aim is to win three points in the two matches and I believe we will clinch the league for the third successive season.”