Zoo target youngsters to bolster squad

 Fred Likuyani @PeopleSports11

Kericho-based Kenyan Premier League outfit Zoo is chasing the signature of highly-talented former Musingu High School midfielder Derrick Anami.

Zoo technical director Nick Yakhama has been assessing the player during the just-concluded festive season tournaments and is very much impressed with his talent.

“I have been very busy during the festive season attending various tournaments in the entire western region to spot and scout talent and I am very impressed with the massive talents we have,” he said.

“If the right structures are put in the place, then our country is destined for bigger things as far as football is concerned,” added Yakhama, who revealed that Zoo have already identified their targets whom they hope will  help them to a top 10 finish.

“We have gained a lot of experience and we hope to rope in about three or four new players to bolster our side. The team needs one more goalkeeper, central defender and one holding midfielder who will give us balance,” he said.

Anami, 20, who just completed his secondary school education at Musingu and 21-year-old defender Collins Shikoli, who features for Provincial League side Khayega Leeds, could add the balance Zoo are looking for.

Yakhama says his team will not go for big names but will strive to invest in young talented players in order to establish a formidable side that will dominate local football for many years to come.

Zoo, who finished 12th in the 18-team league last season, resumed their pre-season training last week.

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