For the third year in a row, 11-time SportPesa Premier League champions Tusker will be trained by a Ugandan coach.

Galaxy FM 100.2 Zzina can reveal that former Sofapaka tactician Sam Timbe penned a two-year deal with the brewers last week at the club’s offices before jetting back to Uganda for holidays.

He is scheduled to start work officially today.

He replaces compatriot George ‘Best’ Nsimbe, who was sacked at the end of the season for a disastrous 2017 campaign that saw the team surrender both the GOtv Shield and the league title to AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia respectively.

Timbe joined Sofapaka in August 2013 and led the team to clinch the domestic cup in 2014 before quitting after expiry of his contract in August 2015 to rejoin Ugandan side Police FC.

Timbe was on Tuesday introduced to other members of the technical bench and is set to take charge of his first training session today.

He is set to be re-united with defender Collins Shivachi and Eugene Asike, goalkeepers Duncan Ochieng and David Okello whom he trained at Sofapaka.

Tusker are rebuilding following the release of about 14 first-team players among them skipper James Situm and his assistant Humphrey Mieno.

Tusker won a double in 2016 under Ugandan Paul Nkata but struggled in the 2017 season, finishing a distant sixth with 50 points, 24 adrift of champions Gor Mahia