Thika United boss James Nandwa is assessing the team, which resumed training this week as he looks to point out the gaps he needs to fill.
The team was ranked 12th after 30 rounds of matches last season and Nandwa, a former AFC Leopards coach, says he is looking to set up a team that will do a better job this time round.
“We just resumed training and I will take most of this week to just evaluate the players we have in comparison to expected competition, so that I can have a clear picture of the recruitments I need to make,” he said.
“Ultimately we will need to recruit some players to boost our squad as we expect some departures too.”
Towards the end of last year, the club announced the promotion of U20 players Francis Muturi, James Mazembe and James Kinyanjui.
Several more youngsters might be promoted before the transfer window shuts down, with the club promising to give priority to self-grown talent before seeking players elsewhere.