In Summary

  • Tusker have dismissed speculation about dressing room unrest and insisted that the players are united and committed to their season’s ambition of retaining the SportPesa Premier League title.
  • Media liason officer Diana Yonah, who spoke to Nation Sport after coach George Nsimbe had declined requests for a post-match interview after Sunday's 2-0 loss away to Thika United, also said that the club does not harbor any ambitions of sanctioning the coach over the dwindling performance.
  • On Monday, assistant coach Francis Baraza blamed the team’s poor performance to sheer bad luck, promising that they will improve as the season wears on.

Tusker have dismissed speculation about dressing room unrest and insisted that the players are united and committed to their season’s ambition of retaining the SportPesa Premier League title.

Media Liason officer Diana Yonah, who spoke to Nation Sport after coach George Nsimbe had declined requests for a post-match interview after Sunday's 2-0 loss away to Thika United, also said that the club does not harbor any ambitions of sanctioning the coach over the dwindling performance.

On Monday, assistant coach Francis Baraza blamed the team’s poor performance to sheer bad luck, promising that they will improve as the season wears on.

“That issue (of sabotage) is a very serious one and I do not want to comment on it. I have heard that from fans but in my estimation I think that luck as not been on our side. We are training every day according to schedule, the players are putting their best efforts both in training at in the game and I know that with time, everything will be okay,” he said.

Baraza’s viewpoint will however have little effect in convincing the masses considering the defending champions’ worsening situation that has seen them fall to the bottom league position having conceded seven goals from two games.

Easily beaten 5-2 by Nzoia United in their league opener, the brewers are enduring possibly the worst start any defending champion has recorded in recent Kenyan top flight history.

Though they haven’t faced any of the top teams so far, Tusker have been hopelessly overwhelmed by their opponents in both games, a situation that has now casts aspersions on the tactical credibility of the team’s technical bench.

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