Tusker FC player Kelvin Monyi has revealed coach Robert Matano had to remind him his players were all about fighting for trophies and not positions.

The defender joined the 11-time champions from Western Stima in the last transfer window. He has conceded it took him time to settle as well owing to the new environment he was put under.

“It took me some time to settle because I had come from a team that was doing things differently, and when I came here, things were also done differently so I had to adapt,” Monyi told the club’s online TV.

“The coach [Matano] told me that at Tusker, we are not fighting for positions but titles. But my teammates have helped me settle well.

“The mindset is different as well; how they think here at Tusker is different. There is a mentality of winning every game we play which will put us in a good position of winning trophies.”

At the Kisumu-based side, the defender was in the first 11 but he had to convince his new team that he had what it takes to be involved on a regular basis as well.

He has also commented on Tusker’s low start in the league as well as the next assignment against Kariobangi Sharks this weekend.

“Despite being a first-team player at Western Stima, I had to give my best here to convince the coach that I deserve a chance to play in the first team as well,” Monyi added.

“Too bad, we started the season badly, but we have managed to turn it around. We are taking one game at a time. We cannot plan for a game that is far away, it is a step at a time.

“Kariobangi Sharks are a good team, they won their last game and they will be aiming to cause an upset when we play them. But we have to give our best as well, push harder and the results will come.”