Green Commandos ready for NSL command


(FILE) Green Commandos in action during past school games.They have gained automatic promotion as ...
(FILE) Green Commandos in action during past school games.They have gained automatic promotion as the leaders of Division one zone B with 49 points from 22 games, 4 points ahead of second placed Timsales.PHOTO/CITIZEN

By Aaron Muthomi

Newly promoted National Super League side Green Commandos of Kakamega High School believes they have what it takes to win the second-tier league despite their financial challenges.

Their stormy run in the National Division One League culminated in them topping their zone, and with it came a ticket to the NSL, but even before action can begin, they are already making lofty dreams, which to them, is attainable.

“I am very grateful that we are the first school to qualify for this big tournament, and I’m confident that my boys will sail through and qualify for the Kenyan Premier League at the end of the season,” Brenden Mwinamo, the head-coach of the  Green Commandos, told Citizen Digital in an interview, adding that, “Our main challenge is getting sponsors since the club is owned by the school and our players have to balance between books  and football.” 

The western-Kenya based club opens their campaign in the second-tier league on February 11 at the Bukhungu Stadium, which they have adopted as their home ground against Mombasa based Coast Stima.

The team has however received a boost after Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala came on board as their patron.

And in a bid to get the Commandos barking at their competitors, Malala has bought the playing unit three pairs of kits, promising to walk with them every step of the way.

Over the ages, the team has been renowned as a conveyor belt where fine talents are churned but with their entry into the second-tier league, the script may change as promising talents will have a ready market through which they can advertise their talents to the rest of the world.

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