Gor, be warned! Ambitious Wazito wants to be the KPL kings


Gor, be warned! Ambitious Wazito wants to be the KPL kings
Wazito FC players celebrate with trophy after being crowned the National Super League (NSL) champions 2018/2019 after their match against St Joseph FC at the Camp Toyoyo on June 9, 2019. Wazito FC won 7-1. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Fred Ambani, the head coach of newly minted National Super League champions Wazito is confident of extending his jigsaw in the Kenyan Premier League.
  • Ambani watched in pure delight as his side bagged the NSL title at the weekend on 81 points, eclipsing Kisumu All-Stars by a point on the final day of action.
  • All Stars and Nairobi Stima had given a very close contest but both ended the campaign on 80 points, the goal difference separating them as Wazito carted the gong.

Fred Ambani, the head coach of newly minted National Super League champions Wazito is confident of extending his jigsaw in the Kenyan Premier League.

Ambani watched in pure delight as his side bagged the NSL title at the weekend on 81 points, eclipsing Kisumu All-Stars by a point on the final day of action.

All Stars and Nairobi Stima had given a very close contest but both ended the campaign on 80 points, the goal difference separating them as Wazito carted the gong.

And buoyed by the NSL heroics, Ambani whose side is breathing a new lease of life thanks to the massive financial war chest at their disposal, is dreaming of conquering the KPL when action gets underway for the 2019/20 season.

In fact, he has put the top dogs of the top-tier such as Gor Mahia on notice.

“We are happy to be in the Premier League, we have a heavy task ahead of us but what they should know is that it won’t be that easy now that we are coming back,” warned Ambani after the NSL heroics that saw them lift the gong yesterday at Camp Toyoyo after routing St. Joseph Youth 7-1.

Having lost only nine matches in the campaign, Ambani praised his team for their tireless efforts to bring the club back to the League. However his comments on the NSL showed how it was hard to climb the ladder.

“The NSL is very competitive and to be sincere it has not been easy for us though we were crowned champions, no club has always wanted to lose, I want to thank the boys for their efforts,” he said.

“We knew we were the champions as we were awaiting this finale. What was remaining was to confirm it on the pitch against St. Joseph Youths,” he gloated.

Ambani now has his focus on winning the KPL and this might just seem like a bigger challenge to them and their opponents, Kisumu All Stars who are also in the race.

“We will be having new players in the club according to the management, but I cannot still confirm the players who will be leaving because they are all good and have played well this season. However, right now we are not just looking at playing in the league but winning it,” he told Citizen Digital.

 

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