Abdalla vows to keep hold of Keli
11 November 2013, 12:36
Nairobi - KCB coach Juma Abdalla says that he is hoping to continue on and lift the club into a title winning position by adding a number of players to his side and says that keeping Jacob Keli at the club is high on their priorities.
The bankers finished an impressive Kenyan Premier League season fourth on the log, a good return for the club in a consistent campaign. They will now look to grow into a title challenging force in the coming season, with their position in the Top 8 guaranteed.
According to Abdalla, they are hoping to be able to purchase a number of quality players to be able to compete for the title. He says that he will meet with the club management in the coming days to see the way forward.
“I’m looking to improve the side for next season as we want to compete for the title, he said.
“The squad we have is very good but we have to consider that we must look forward to challenging for the title in the coming season.
“We will add some players to the side. Maybe one or two and see where we end up.
He then went on to thank the club management for doing a stellar job in taking care of the playing unit.
“The club management has been supportive to this point and I thank them for helping us perform well in the coming season. We will need to invest some more to compete at the level we currently are in and I hope that we can be able to do so with their help, he added.
The bankers are also hoping to keep hold of top scorer Jacob Keli who is in demand with the top clubs after a strong season in 2013. Abdalla argues that he is the key to a successful season.
" The club must do its best to keep hold of Jacob Keli because he is the key to success next season. So far the message I have got from the club bosses is that he will not leave the club at any cost, he added.
Keli scored 17 league goals in the 2013 KPL season.
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