The City Lion’s have played 22 official games this season, winning 12, losing 8 and drawing 2 which makes this year one of their best performances in four years but Sendi Ian insists that his team should have done better and says that there’s still more room for improvement.
shortly after taking the Club’s job as a player manager earlier this year, the Ugandan mid fielder and tactician stated that his main objective was to turn FC Minneapolis into a global brand and started this off by scheduling a friendly match with the Uganda Senior National Team which is slated to kick off next year on March 18th at Namboole Stadium and he has emphasized that if his team is going to be able to compete on the international football platform, it must first be more organized and structured domestically.
Even though there have been rumors of some new players interested in moving to America from different leagues in Europe to join the team in January 2018 before they kick start their preparations for the spring international tours, Sendi says his current squad is strong and should he make any foreign signings to further strengthen his side, they shouldn’t exceed 6 players.
For example he has talked of brilliant and upcoming talents in players like James Paulinho Brent, Mark Dweh, Mohammed Jameel, Eric Swen, Fabian Aguilar, Emmanuel Togar and Jude Woode, all who have recently been promoted from the reserve team and now fitting in well with the starters.
“I am very committed to my current talents. I want to see what I can get out of them first before I look else where. These men are very committed and I am sure most of them will help us realize our goals.” Sendi spoke of his team.
“Yes I speak to many players most of whom have great CVs having played in many leagues in Europe and on their National Teams and I believe they too will add some special experience to our table. We will continue to weigh out all our options.” Added the Uganda player manager.
FC Minneapolis is currently left with 3 weeks before the end of it’s post season training program. Players will break off first week in November only to return in January for preseason preparations.
The club will also organize tryouts some time soon to further look at any local talents they could have missed seeing earlier this year. Dates and details will be posted on the club website once they are set.