Reinforced Nzoia United take aim at KPL’s big guns

National Super League leaders, Nzoia United FC players celebrate scoring against Gor Mahia FC during ...
National Super League leaders, Nzoia United FC players celebrate scoring against Gor Mahia FC during their GOtv Shield Cup match at Mumias Sports Complex on August 28, 2016. Nzoia United FC won 1-0. Photo Oliver Ananda/

Newly elected Nzoia United Chairman Brian Omwera has exuded confidence his team will carry the form that catapulted them to National Super League (NSL) success on to the top flight and upset Kenyan Premier League top dogs.

Nzoia have brought seven new faces to the Sudi Stadium fortress since Omwera took over the reins from Yaptes Mokuah after the January 19 elections that saw a new management ushered in.

Nzoia – who lost only two in 38 NSL matches last season en route to clinching the second-tier title – have engaged in a series of friendly matches including one with KPL side Kakamega Homeboyz and NSL’s Palos FC as they warm up for a fresh challenge.

Omwera told Citizen Digital the seven players were plucked from last season’s finest stars and believes they will have a positive impact to their campaign.

“We’ll need to have the technical bench and the players cooperating in order to achieve success. I have the interests of Nzioa at heart and want to see them prosper. Players should not look at the management as strangers but instead always make known their feelings or concerns,” Omwera said.

Head Coach Bernard Mwalala says the new signings will present a new challenge for the squad that was almost unplayable last term when they swept to NSL glory.

In the club’s elections, Patrick Nalianya defeated Sylvester Mulukurwa to become the next vice-chair while Daniel Kiptoo claimed the Secretary’s position after edging Stephen Simiyu by just one vote.

Geoffrey Kipsang was elected Assistant Secretary, Kelvin Barasa the club’s new assistant Organizing Secretary with Emily Nana the Women Representative. The Assistant Treasurer’s post went to Timina Munyasi.

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