Thika United tactician James Nandwa hopes the transfer saga surrounding skipper Dennis Odhiambo will be resolved soon.
Odhiambo has been frozen from playing in the 2017 season over allegations of double signing which might land him a lengthy ban if found true.
He did not play in the opening match of the season against Mathare United.
Coastal side Bandari say they have an official contract with the utility player while Thika also say they have a valid contract and have never issued him a release letter.
“It’s 50-50 at the moment but I will leave it to the club officials to handle it but I am hoping things will be sorted out soon. All I know is that Dennis is our player and has been training with us throughout the pre-season,” Nandwa commented.
The tactician is hoping he will have his full squad available soon as he also has several other players out with injury. Despite their opening day loss at the hands of Mathare, Nandwa who saw Thika barely survive relegation last season hopes for a better performance this time round.
“I am sure we will do well. We have about six players out and when they come back, I know we will be okay. It was a bad start but I am sure we will soon find our footing,” the tactician noted.
The next match will be up against his former employers Tusker FC at home this weekend with the defending champions still seething from the opening day loss at the hands of new boys Nzoia United.
Nandwa is confident of a positive result and among the areas he wants to address is a leaking defense which he pointed out as one of the reasons they lost to Mathare last weekend.