Nzoia's Babu keen on keeping squad intact as new KPL season looms large

Nzoia's Babu keen on keeping squad intact as new KPL season looms large

Nzoia Sugar coach Salim Babu is determined to hold onto his recently assembled players for longer spells as he bids to build a squad for the future.

The club has been losing key players at the end of every season, and the ended campaign has been no different, largely thanks to the financial difficulties.

Babu is at the same time confident the assembled squad is capable of doing well in the KPL after weeks of preparations ahead of the new season.

"We don't want to be victims of our success this time. We have been recruiting young players and grooming them well only to lose them,” he said, noting that, “We will try our best to retain them. I am certain that we will be having good matches and winning in a convincing way.”

The coach has in the meantime called on the relevant authorities to inform the clubs on the exact date the new season will get underway.

There is uncertainty when the league will kick off, and who will manage the competition after the kickoff date was pushed back to September 24, with FKF chief Nick Mwendwa also writing to Fifa that he's fully resumed his duties.

Babu says that it is frustrating to keep on preparing for a competition they are not sure of when it will start.

The Transition Committee that has been under pressure from all quarters to excuse themselves from managing the new season have set September 24 as the start date.

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