We fell short on target, City Stars captain Masawa says

Thursday, July 28th, 2022 11:00 | By
Nairobi City Stars players celebrate after winning a past premier league match PHOTO/Rodgers Ndegwa

Nairobi City Stars captain Calvin Masawa has taken stock of the recently ended 2021/22  Premier League season in which he  notes improved points, goals and overall position compared to the previous season.

Masawa, who has been in City stars also known as Simba wa Nairobi, books since his arrival back in the year 2011 from Migori Youth, however, regrets their not having done better than fifth place.

It was the club’s best finish in 14 top flight seasons though their pre-season target was to be in the top three.

To finish fifth, two places better than last season, City Stars scored 42 goals and summed up 49 points compared to 34 goals and 45 points managed last season.

“The ended season was an improved one in terms of points and goals because we managed to surpass our last season tally.

“It was disappointing though that we did not achieve our set targets but again being a transitional season in our team, I can say we did a good job,” added Masawa.

“It’s not always easy when a new coach is coming in. But we are glad we found a good youthful coach, Nicholas Muyoti who blended from the onset with the group of players he found in the club,” he said.

“We are now looking forward to the new season and I am pretty sure we are going to do better than last season,” Masawa said.

In the ended season, Masawa clocked 14 games and captained the side eleven times. He was named MVP in the season-ending match against FC Talanta that ended 2-2 at Kasarani Annex on 12 June 2022.

Masawa in a previous interview said that he arrived at City Stars as an amateur through a friendly match organised by former club secretary Samson Obonyo and former club Chairman Mr Peter Jabuya.

He said his lowest moment  was when the team was relegated in 2016.

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