City Stars out to seal KPL slot as NSL enters homestretch
- National Super League leaders Nairobi City Stars have embarked on a recruiting mission as they aim to seal promotion of the Kenya Premier League.
- Former Kenya international Peter Opiyo is amongst the latest talents to join the Stars camp and club director Samson Otieno says they will reinforce across all departments.
National Super League (NSL) leaders Nairobi City Stars have embarked on a recruiting spree as they aim to seal promotion to the Kenya Premier League.
Former Kenya international Peter Opiyo is amongst the latest talents to join the Stars camp and club director Samson Otieno says they will reinforce across all departments.
“We are trying to get new players that will enhance our promotion bid.
“Already we have signed former Kenya International Peter Opiyo and we are in the transfer market to strengthen areas we feel the team is struggling,” he told Citizen Digital.
To be sure-footed about their promotion ambitions, Otieno says the team will go for experienced players as the league enters home straight.
“We will not do guess work this time round. We are bringing on board players that will push the team forward.” He added.
Simba wa Nairobi kick off their second leg with a tough fixture on the road against giants Shabana and Otieno is confident of victory despite Shabana’s formidable home form.
“We play Shabana on Saturday who we understand have their challenges. But we cannot afford to underestimate them.
“The team has been formidable at home and big teams have struggled to nick points from Gusii stadium.
“We will arrive early to prepare well and we are confident of victory.”
The tough January run of fixtures also sees the team face another acid test to their title credentials in the next fortnight when they lock horns with third-placed Vihiga United at the Mumias Sports Complex.
Otieno is confident his charges will prevail the bumpy ride.
“We have two tough games in January. From Gusii stadium, we then travel to Mumias to play Vihiga United but we are ready.”
Stars lead the NSL log with 43 points after 18 rounds of matches.
Elsewhere, NSL outfit Shabana FC will unveil its January signings after the Saturday afternoon game against City Stars at Gusii stadium.
The club has roped-up young and local prospects during this transfer window with the hope of mounting a sustainable promotion bid.
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