Shabana FC Patron Sam Nyamweya has called on the club faithful to convene for an urgent crisis meeting aimed at discussing ways to help the club avoid being relegated from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the end of the season.
Having been promoted to the top flight at the start of the campaign, the Kisii-based Glamour Boys have struggled to haul themselves from the relegation zone of the 18-team table and currently find themselves lying second from the bottom with a mere 18 points from 21 matches.
Their latest match under new coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo saw them hammered 4-0 by Tusker at Homabay Stadium on Sunday, their 11th defeat of the campaign and according to Nyamweya, the string of poor results needs urgent and immediate redress before “it gets out of hand.”
“The recent form of Shabana now needs urgent and immediate redress. Shabana’s situation requires urgent attention and swift action to ensure their stay in the top flight of the FKF Premier league is guaranteed,” said Nyamweya in a statement, adding: “I therefore, as the Patron, call upon the leadership and other stakeholders for an urgent meeting in the next few days to discuss the rescue plan.
“We are in the second leg of the Premier League where if we keep losing matches we stare at a possible relegation.”
Nyamweya concluded: “The efforts to have the team get back to the Premier League after a 17-year hiatus should always give us reason why we must come together and address the problem the team is facing and save it from relegation. Complaints about the home Stadium in Homabay need to be addressed too.”
Shabana are currently using Homabay Stadium as their home ground since Gusii Stadium is still understanding renovation.
In January, Nyamweya implored on the club’s management to shift home matches to Narok Stadium or Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium, whose renovation work is almost complete. Tore Bobe will next face Kenya Police at Police Sacco Stadium on Saturday.