Shabana banking on new recruits in quest for FKF-PL slot


Shabana banking on new recruits in quest for FKF-PL slot
Speaking at the season-closing ceremony at the Gusii Stadium, club Chairman Jared Niverton promised that the team will bounce back stronger next season as they aim to deliver premier league football to its followers.PHOTO/Dan Ogega/Citizen

In Summary

  • The club signed players from the top three divisions and hopes they will help to turn around its fortunes after finishing in mid-table positions in the last two seasons.
  • The team boasts arguably the biggest fan base in the NSL and is desperately eyeing a return to the top tier league after a five-year hiatus.
  • The Gusii based side was ranked 11th before the 2019/20 NSL season ended prematurely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Super League side Shabana is counting on the new signings to help them realize their dream of earning promotion to the FKF Premier League next season.

The team released 14 players including experienced former captain Wycliffe Nyangechi and signed 15 more in a bid to have a formidable squad that will help mount a serious promotion bid, when the new season kicks on November 28.

Team manager Elijah Sani is positive the team is in better shape than last season, adding that they’re keen to seal a return to the top tier league.

“I’m happy because of the signings that we have done during this transfer window because we have managed to have depth in every position.

“The competition for slots in the starting lineup will help the team do better.

“We released 14 players and acquired another 15 to ensure that our squad is balanced,” an elated Sani told Citizen Digital.

He is confident they will effectively replace Nyangenchi whose consistent towering presence at the club’s rearguard helped the Glamour Boys qualify for the National Super Leaguer in 2018.

Nyangechi joined the Gusii Stadium in 2017 after being released by Western Stima and has joined Sony Sugar on a two-year contract.

“He had stayed in the club for so long and served us very well and all we could do was grant him his wish of joining Sony Sugar.

“We are confident our news signings are capable of filling gaps lefts by those that left the club.”

The club signed players from the top three divisions and hopes they will help to turn around its fortunes after finishing in mid-table positions in the last two seasons.

The team boasts arguably the biggest fan base in the NSL and is desperately eyeing a return to the top tier league after a five-year hiatus.

The Gusii based side was ranked 11th before the 2019/20 NSL season ended prematurely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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