FKF Premier League: Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo Off to Winning Start at Shabana

FKF Premier League: Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo Off to Winning Start at Shabana

Robert Abong'o
updated at January 15, 2024 at 4:31 PM
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  • Sammy 'Pamzo' Omolo is off to a flying start at Shabana FC
  • The Kisii-based club beat bottom-placed Nzoia Sugar 5-2
  • Shabana's triumph propelled them to the 16th with 17 points

Sammy 'Pamzo' Omolo, Shabana's newly appointed head coach, kicked off his tenure with an impressive 5-2 victory against Nzoia Sugar at the Sudi Stadium on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Taking charge just four days ago, Pamzo filled the coaching vacuum left by Sammy Okoth's departure from the club in November 2023.

The match saw Nzoia Sugar take an early lead in the 20th minute through Emmanuel Osoro, but Shabana quickly responded through Justine Omwando, who levelled the score in the 22nd minute.

Shabana head coach Sammy 'Pamzo' Omolo. Photo: Shabana FC Kenya.
Shabana head coach Sammy 'Pamzo' Omolo is off to a winning start. Photo: Shabana FC Kenya.
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Omwando later gave Shabana the lead with his second goal a few minutes before half-time.

Although Nzoia managed to equalize in the 59th minute with Salim Murunga's penalty, Omwando secured his hat-trick and Shabana's victory with another spot-kick in the 71st minute.

Debutant Mathew Tegisi, playing his first game in Tore Bobe colours after joining from the National Super League outfit Gusii, sealed the win with a brace in the final phases of the game.

Shabana's triumph propelled them to the 16th spot with 17 points, tied with Sofapaka but holding a superior goal difference.

Sofapaka, who appointed a new coach, Zedekiah Zico Otieno, lost 3-1 to Tusker FC. Fabian Adikiny, Eric Kapaito, and David Odoyo scored for Tusker, while Keegan Ndemi netted a consolation goal for Sofapaka in the 73rd minute, as reported by Michezo Afrika.

The Brewers now occupy third position on the log with 31 points.

In other FKF Premier League matches, defending champions Gor Mahia maintained their unbeaten streak with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks.

Chris Ochieng's injury-time goal secured the victory, extending Gor Mahia's unbeaten run to 18 games and putting them at the top of the league table with 40 points, as reported by the Nation.

Four teams to miss Annual FKF Cup

Sports Brief reported that four top-flight Kenyan clubs will skip the 2024 FKF Cup.

The event allows the winners to enter into the CAF Confederation Cup.

36 clubs have confirmed their involvement in the 2024 year’s edition, set to start on January 27, 2024.

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