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Shabana FC board faces axe if next three matches fail to deliver

Monday, February 26th, 2024 00:05 | By
Shabana FC board faces axe if next three matches fail to deliver
A past match between Shabana FC and Gor Mahia at Kasarani Stadium in November, 2023. PHOTO/RODGERS NDEGWA

Shabana FC management, led by chairman Jared Nivaton, has been given an ultimatum to win their next three Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League matches, or they be forced to step aside owing to a string of poor results.

During a closed-door crisis meeting chaired by club Patron Sam Nyamweya at Hill Park Hotel in Nairobi, members in attendance also called on the political leadership of Gusii, both in Nyamira and Kisii counties as well as the diaspora, to come together for the welfare of the club.

Tore Bobe has had a torrid campaign since making a return to the top-flight following a 17-year wait, and they now find themselves struggling to keep their status while languishing second from the bottom of the 18-team table with only 12 matches remaining to conclude the season.

“We give the leadership an opportunity to pull together and ensure the 12 upcoming matches and other competitions that Shabana participates in are given all the attention and support they need to ensure that the team is not relegated,” read part of the resolutions from the meeting signed by Nyamweya.

The statement added: “That an ultimatum is given to leadership to ensure the next three matches are delivered; otherwise, the management will be asked to step aside, and a caretaker committee takes over for the remainder of the season.”

Shabana’s next three matches has them hosting Bandari at Machakos Stadium on this weekend before returning to Nairobi to face KCB on March 9 and then host Posta Rangers on April 6 after the FIFA international break.

The meeting also resolved to support the technical bench led by Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo: “That the coach (Omollo) and the technical bench be given all the support they need to deliver results, and the fans be given an opportunity in the main leadership and be co-opted in the management meetings for effective planning and coordination.”

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