Troughton not concerned by delays


Troughton has found comfort in the protracted delay to the start of the new season as he tries to rebuild a squad torn to pieces by a mass exodus.

Having set high standards last season, Troughton’s path in now littered with many genuine problems.

“We are in a situation where we have to build again since the spine of the team from last season has left. We are juggling around with the youngsters from development while trying to scrounge around for experience here and there to add stability,” he tells Kick Off.

“We will have to change the way we play this season and do it according to the strengths of the players we have now. Ours is a really sad situation and I just hope that when the season eventually does start, we will have managed to stabilise ourselves more. We are using the delay to the best of our advantage while we look around for another three players in the spine.

“Otherwise I am taking comfort in the delay to the start of the league because we still need to work with this team. This delay has really given time to settle since we really need to be patient due to lack of finances.

“No wonder we just have to either promote or get free agents though we will not just sign anyone, but those willing to work with youngsters. There are vital positions like goalkeeper, central defender and central midfielder that we have to fill,” says Troughton.

Sifiso Sithole, Dominic Sithole, Bongani Khumalo, Senzo Ndlovu and David Mkandawire have been some of the departures that have left TUKS scrounging for replacements.