Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong’ says that he will unleash upto 5 members of the Academy set up at this year’s Floodlit tournament.
The Ngong Road based side is yet to make any major signings so far with the transfer window having officially swung open 3 days ago and coach Ndong’ told the club’s portal that they seek to promote Academy players to the senior side at this year’s floodies tournament.
“We have already spotted a number of Standard Chartered Impala Saracens Academy players who can hold their own in top flight competition. This is ingrown talent which we hope shall transition quickly into high intensity competition. You are likely to see at least 5 new faces donning the Resolution Impala Saracens shirt,”Ndong’ was quoted by Impala Saracens.
Ndong’ further added that the floodlit tournament provides teams with an opportunity to get the right player combination heading to the Kenya cup campaign.
“This is an opportunity for teams to better understand if their combinations heading into ESS/Kenya Cup are any good. Since Floodies is a knock out tournament, technical bench members are pushed to their best of decisions on fielding players & systems of play,”Ndong’ concludes.
The 2017 Impala floodlit tournament is sheduled for the 4th,11th and 18th November at the Impala grounds in Nairobi.