Newly unveiled Sony Sugar head coach Sammy ’Pamzo’ Omollo believes that stemming talent hemorrhage would be key to making the millers a ‘big’ club in the country.
Omollo decried the mass exodus of top players every season from the club and revealed that he will be pushing for improved pay for his players to enable him keep his best talents to challenge for silverware.
“We want to compete at the top and the way forward is to keep your best. Sony Sugar has of late turned out to be a nurturing ground for some clubs who land our players after heavy investment,” Omollo told Goal.com.
“I am pushing hard so that the management can improve the players pay. It is only through better engagement with the players that we can keep our best.”
“Apart from the pay rise, I want to give my youngsters long term contracts that can tie them to the club for long.” The club recently lost its talisman Enock Agwanda and Ismail Dunga to Sofapaka and Tusker respectively.
Omollo added that his new recruits Amon Muchiri, formerly with AFC Leopards, Bernard Meki (KCB) and shot stopper Joseck Gathongo (Muhoroni Youth) have all penned two year renewable deals and expressed his optimism that they have the quality to boost his side. The team is set to begin its pre-season training on January 3.