Nzoia intensify preps for new season despite kickoff uncertainty

Nzoia intensify preps for new season despite kickoff uncertainty

“I see teams based in Nairobi have a week-long tournament and I think that is a very good thing for them because it will help them prepare well, it is a competitive cup and I wish we had the same in this Western region,” noted Babu.

Nzoia Sugar FC tactician Salim Babu says his team is ready for the new season, although the kick-off date is still unknown.

The FKF Transition Committee had announced that the new campaign will start on September 24 before pushing it to October 1, in an announcement by Head of Secretariat Linda Oguto on Monday.  

Returning FKF president Nick Mwendwa on the other hand says the league will start late next month, as his team needs time to settle in office after being in the cold since November 2021.

This has left teams without a clear path to follow, and Babu is itching to get started.

“We are in good shape, we are ready to play. But the challenge now is that we do not know when the league will start and that will definitely affect the team at some point because during pre-season we work with a schedule with the date of kickoff in mind.

“We worked with the Transition Committee’s dates but we are not sure whether the league will kick off on the 24th because we are getting conflicting information, no one is setting things straight” Babu said.

 

Gor Mahia, Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya Police, Sofapaka, Nairobi City Stars, and Ulinzi Stars commence a week-long pre-season cup on Tuesday (today) and Babu wishes teams from the Western region could have the same to help them keep fit.

“I see teams based in Nairobi have a week-long tournament and I think that is a very good thing for them because it will help them prepare well, it is a competitive cup and I wish we had the same in this Western region,” he added.

As per the Transition Committee’s fixtures, Nzoia were set to start the season with a match against Bidco United in Thika.

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