GFE 105 seek Nzoia inspiration as Wazito FC halted
Sponsorless but not by any stretch short of ambition, newly promoted National Super League (NSL) side GFE 105 are already dreaming of emulating last year’s runaway leaders Nzoia Sugar following a banging start to life at the second-tier.
The Eldoret-based club has won all two of their opening NSL fixtures with their latest win on Saturday coming at the expense of Nairobi City Stars who were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) last term.
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They introduced themselves with a rocking 5-2 win over FC Talanta on away soil and while the campaign march remains too premature to tell, Head Coach Joshua Abache insists his squad will stop at nothing in their ascent.
“We worked very hard before the game and we were confident that we would win the tie since we were playing at home which we feel also boosted our morale.
“City Stars are good in long balls and aerial balls too so we had to change our system to counter them and our short passing tactic really helped us and we didn’t mind the experience they have because our inspiration is Nzoia who were tremendous last season,” Abache told Citizen Digital.
Zeka Wakoli and Elvis Okusi were on target for the club at their Kipchoge Keino home turf with Edwin Nduati striking back for the visitors in a game marred by a 65th minute red card for Ezekiel Odera.
According to Abache, GFE 105 will be guaranteed of reaching their KPL target destination should they land a sponsor.
“Our biggest challenge is sponsorship, the club doesn’t have money and we are urging well wishers to come and help these boys,” he underscored.
Wazito FC’s winning streak came to an end at home to Palos FC who moved top following their 2-1 win on Sunday albeit having played one extra game over second-placed GFE 105.
Apart from GFE 105, Ushuru FC is the only club enjoying a perfect run this term, having record straight wins against Isibania and Administration Police.
For City Stars who lie only one place above Kibera Black Stars at the NSL’s rock bottom, crippling financial constraints that sent them crashing out of the top division now threaten to knock them off the radar.
TABLE AFTER GAMEWEEK THREE
|6||Nakuru All Stars||2||1||1||0||4||1||3||4|
|7||Modern Coast Rangers||2||1||1||0||4||2||2||4|
|10||St. Joseph FC||2||1||0||1||4||4||0||3|
|16||Nairobi City Stars||2||0||0||2||2||5||-3||0|
|17||Kibera BlacK Stars||2||0||0||2||1||5||-4||0|