Shabana eye more signings ahead of new season


Shabana FC during a past match. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
Shabana FC during a past match. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Shabana FC will spend the remaining two weeks of the transfer window trying to sign experienced players that will help fuel their return to the top-flight league, Team Manager Elijah Sani said
  • The current squad impressed in a 1-0 win over Kenya Premier League giants AFC Leopards in this year’s Mashujaa Cup, but the management is keen to add more depth and experience

Shabana FC will spend the remaining two weeks of the transfer window trying to sign experienced players that will help fuel their return to the top-flight league, Team Manager Elijah Sani said.

The current squad impressed in a 1-0 win over Kenya Premier League giants AFC Leopards in this year’s Mashujaa Cup, but the management is keen to add more depth and experience.

The team received a massive shot in the arm ahead of next season after President Uhuru Kenyatta gifted them with a 62-seater bus and a Sh5 million cash donation that will hugely boost their operations.

The development will come as a big boost to the cash-strapped side, as it will aid in their travels to away matches.

Speaking to Citizen Digital about the recent development, Sani insisted the team is willing to do things right this time in a bid to make the long-awaited leap into the Kenyan football top tier.

“We want to awaken the sleeping giant and take it to where it belongs. Our team has a huge following and the thousands of fans that rally behind us every time we play are frustrated because we have come short many times.

“Now we have a bus and some money that can see us through the start of the season. Our main focus is on getting quality players that will blend with our squad to produce the results we want,” he said.

The club 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 finished 11th as the 2019/20 NSL season ended prematurely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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