Shabana’s huge win has coach Kanuli purring


Shabana FC players training. (PHOTO/File)
Shabana FC players training. (PHOTO/File)

In Summary

  • Shabana FC head coach Andrew Kanuli is confident his side will build on the weekend’s victory over Kenya Police to secure promotion to the Kenya Premier League.
  • The glamour boys moved up to seventh on the National Super League log after a 4-1 drubbing of Kenya Police at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on Sunday.

Shabana FC head coach Andrew Kanuli is confident his side will build on the weekend’s victory over Kenya Police to secure promotion to the Kenya Premier League.

The glamour boys moved up to seventh on the National Super League log after a 4-1 drubbing of Kenya Police at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on Sunday.

Riding on the back of a seven-game winless run, the glamour boys were quickest off the blocks after Nixon Amulundu put them ahead four minutes from the interval with a superb finish from the box.

The glamour boys put the game beyond the reach of their rivals in the second half through goals by Dennis Onyancha, Wycliffe Nyang’echi and Anthony Ndolo. The law enforcers pulled one back through David Oluoch in the dying minutes of the match all but in vain.

And the impressive win has left coach Andrew Kanuli singing songs of praise for his charges.

“We played well against Kenya police as it was sort of redemption for us since we had gone four games without a victory.

“This  is important for us going forward since it propelled us into seventh on the log.  I feel that we are two victories away from the top four,” he bullishly charged.

The manager revealed to Citizen Digital that the recent pep talk he had with his players was instrumental to the team’s turnaround of fortunes.

“After the poor run, we recently held a sit-in with the players to address the nagging issues. I believe that after that the boys were motivated to do their job.

“We promise our fans that more victories  are coming their way.”

Having been recently promoted to the second tier at the beginning of this term, Kanuli  is hopeful they’ll secure a promotion berth to the Kenya Premier League at the end of the campaign.

“Our first shot is at finishing in the top four in the first leg. From there we will fight to finish within the qualifying slots., “he said: “At the beginning of the season we set out on securing a slot in the topflight league and I believe the boys are ready for that.”

The club will aim to climb higher in the table when they take on Fortune Sacco in Thika this weekend.

Elsewhere, Wazito FC overcame Fortune Sacco 2-1 to go top of the league pyramid.

National Super League Round 13 Results

Friday

Ushuru 1-1 Kisumu All Stars (Ruaraka Grounds)

Administration Police 3-1 Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo)

Bidco United 1-0 Coast Stima (Thika Stadium)

Thika United 2-1 Migori Youth (Thika Stadium)

Eldoret Youth 0-1 Modern Coast Rangers (Eldoret Show Grounds)

Green Commandos 0-1 Kibera Black Stars (Bukhungu Stadium)

Saturday

Nairobi Stima 1-1 Nairobi City Stars (Karuturi Grounds)

FC Talanta 0-0 St. Joseph’s Youth (Camp Toyoyo)

Wazito 2-1 Fortune Sacco (Camp Toyoyo)

Sunday

Shabana 4-1 Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo)

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