Sam Ssimbwa has defended signing many players for Sofapaka in the Kenya mid-season window.
The club shipped in 13 new players including three Ugandans; Umar Kasumba, Feni Ali and Rogers Aloro from SC Villa, URA and The Saints respectively.
Speaking at the players’ unveiling, the experienced tactician said he is targeting balancing the team.
“We may have signed many players, but this is only because we are looking at balance in the team and increase our depth,” he told Futaa.com. “We want to win at least one of the trophies on offer and we need many hands on deck to do it,” he added.
Last year we were almost relegated but now we are in sixth position after 13 games. For me that is an average performance. It is not as good as I would like, but we can make amends as there are still some 21 games remaining.
The KPL resumes over the weekend after the international break with the 2009 league champions facing table leaders, Gor Mahia a side Ssimbwa says they respect but not fear.
We are going to face Gor Mahia and it is good. We respect them but we don’t fear them. They are a good team, we can’t underestimate them and we are equal to the task.
Ssimbwa is in his second stint at the club that also other compatriots in Jonathan Mugabi and Mathias Kigonya.