Kenyan Premier League (KPL) newbies Wazito FC have turned on the experience of Abdul Iddi Salim to sharpen their goalkeepers ahead of the grueling 2018 season.
The widely trained goalkeeper trainer say he is up to task and enjoying his time at the club so far.
“I have a gentleman’s agreement with the club to work with the goalkeepers and so far I have really enjoyed my time. The team might be young but it is run very professionally and the atmosphere is ripe for success,” Iddi told KPL,
“The coaches welcomed me very warmly and I am looking forward to enjoying my time at the club. I have four custodians at my disposal – Eugene Mukolwe, Steve Njuge, Philip Odhiambo and Eric Ogwade and I must admit they are all good. Goalkeeping is a very important department in modern football and my target is to ensure all of them are at the best level possible before the season kicks off,”
The former Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars goalkeeper trainer says he has gained valuable experience especially after venturing out of the country to work with MFK Topolcany in Slovakia and Simba SC in Tanzania.
“Goalkeeping has really changed over years and the custodians now have to learn the latest trends and get involved heavily in buildup play. A good goalkeeper is very important to a team and I have learnt a lot recently. I want to use my experience to sharpen the custodians at Wazito to help the team finish in a respectable position,” he added.
“I am still weighing a few options out of the country and working on paperwork but even as I do that my focus at the moment is fully at Wazito and I am very eager to see the team do well in its debut season in the Kenyan Premier League,” he concluded.
Wazito earned promotion to the KPL after finishing second in the National Super League (NSL) with 80 points from 36 matches.