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Thika United trialists arrive


NAIROBI, Kenya, January 11- Eight players arrived on Wednesday for trials with Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Thika United.

Two more are expected from Rwanda and Southern Sudan ahead of the two week trials following their selection after winning the Brookside Soccer Scholarships during last year’s East Africa Ball Games in Mbarara, Uganda.

“During the two week period they will be here, we shall organise for talks with some footballers who have done well in sports and careers as well as to provide them with motivational talks,” said Brookside Marketing Manager Peter Wasonga.

Speaking as he received the players, Thika United assistant coach James Omondi said the trails would create an opportunity for them to scout for the best players in the region.

He added that they will develop a programme whereby some of the players on trail will be loaned out to other clubs to gain experience.

The programme has in the past benefited several top players in the club including Francis Kahata and Ugandan Emmanuel Olupot.

Peter Opiyo and David Okello who have since left the side are other notable finds from the programme.

Thika open their KPL campaign with the visit of Gor Mahia on February 12.