GOtv Shield defending champion Tusker arrived in Mombasa on Saturday ahead of Sunday's round of 64 match against minnows SS Assad.
A contingent of eighteen players and eight officials arrived at 15:30 hours exuding confidence and headed straight to their residential hotel at Plaza beach hotel in North Coast after a four hour ride on Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Tusker Team manager Opondo confirmed that Allan Wanga, their prolific scorer and one goal hero in last year's final win over Ulinzi Stars, is in the traveling party.
Tusker won the title last year after beating Ulinzi Stars 1-0 in the final staged at Nyayo Stadium, thanks to Allan Wanga's goal. The fifth edition of GOtv Shield Tournament initially involved a total of 64 teams although a number have pulled out for various reason. The finals will be held on October 20, 2017, at Nyayo stadium.
This year's champions will laugh all the way to the bank with Sh2million cash,