Striker Allan Wanga will be available for defending champions Tusker FC this weekend when they take on Thika United.

Wanga missed the 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Nzoia Sugar with sickness, but has since recovered and trained for the whole week alongside Humphrey Mieno, who also missed the Nzoia match.

The veteran striker is raring to go and is driven by the poor start the brewers have had, failing to win in all four competitive matches this season.

“Four matches is a lot to go without a win and as a team that is what has been pushing us. This whole week in training everyone has been giving their best with the single ambition of picking our first win this weekend,” Wanga said.

His absence was hugely felt last weekend with coach George Nsimbe playing Clifford Alwanga as a false nine, but his availability now eases pressure on the Ugandan tactician, who has to win on Sunday.

The striker, who scored six goals in 11 Premier League matches last season, hopes his return will spur the side on to win and build momentum going forward.

“We have a squad that has enough experienced players and we know we should start getting results. As defending champions, pressure is always on you to perform. Thika won’t be an easy assignment but our hope is that we get the win to start our season going,” he noted.

The former AFC Leopards, El Mereikh and Azam finisher hopes he will inspire the brewers to defend both their titles, but has admitted it will not be a walk in the park for them.