Kenya league champions Tusker FC coach Robert Matano has named his traveling squad to Seychelles ahead of Thursday's departure for their preliminary round Africa Champions League fixture against St.Michel.
Matano has picked a fairly experienced squad including three Ugandans he signed at the end of last season. The three include Martin Kizza, Andrew Sokoyombiya and Robert Omunuk.
Veteran goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch leads the pack which travels to Seychelles where he will be assisted by Samuel Odhiambo.
Matano is not taking anything for granted ahead of their weekend preliminary match. The coach said he already has an idea on their opponent's mode of play something that has helped him adequately prepare to face them.
"I have had a look at them in the past few days through videos and I can say they are a side that is strong on possession and so we have to modify our play in a manner that will help us deal with them well," he told Goal.com.
Matano also declined to state his target for the Champions League campaign this year only insisting that at the moment his main aim is to get past the preliminary stage and then he can plan for the future.
"I don't want to talk about our target at this time. Our focus is to make it past the preliminary stage and then we can begin to plan for the up-coming fixtures. However, we are determined to do better than last year and reach further in the competition."
Tusker were edged out in the preliminary round of last year's tournament when they lost to APR of Rwanda 1-0. The first leg match ended in a barren draw but the Rwandese side won the return match by a solitary goal.
Tusker's travelling squad: Boniface Oluoch, Samuel Odhiambo, Luke Ochieng, David Ochieng, Joseph Shikokoti, Mark Odhiambo, Martin Kizza, Khalid Aucho, Peter Opiyo, Maurice Odipo, Edwin Ombasa, Moses Arita, Michael Olunga, Jesse Were, Andrew Sokoyombiya, Humphrey Okoti and Robert Omunuk.
Officials: Robert Matano (head coach), Joseck Maina (asst. coach), Willis Waliaula (team manager), Wycliffe Makanga (team doctor), Jairus Okumu (physio), Charles Waititu (kit manager), Sunil Shah (goalkeeper trainer).