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Shabana floor AFC Leopards to lift Mashujaa Day Cup

Last updated 4 months ago | By Eric Abuga

Shabana FC Captain Wycliffe Nyangechi receives a trophy from Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka at Gusii Stadium on Mashujaa day. Shabana was playing AFC Leopards and won 1-0 (Sammy Omingo, Standard)

Shabana were yesterday crowned this year’s Mashujaa Cup winners after beating AFC Leopards 1-0 in Gusii Stadium.

Fred Nyakundi scored the winning goal for Shabana in the 38th minute in a game played before a good number of fans.

Shabana coach Vincent Nyaberi said the win was a boost to the team which also fielded a number new players who recently joined the former Kenyan Premier League side.

The team has so far signed 13 new players in preparation for the next National Supper League season. 

“The team has shown some unity and a better technical game. We expect to play even better in the next few days. More friendly matches are lined up,” Nyaberi said.

Shabana FC's Peter Ochengo (right) vies for the ball with AFC Leopards Senaji Clyoe at Gusii Stadium on 20/10/2020.Shabana won 1-0 (Sammy Omingo,Standard)

Leopards coach Anthony Kimani also said he had a number of new players in his squad ahead of the new Football Kenya Federation Premier League season.

“Yesterday’s match was an eye opener for me and we expect to improve on our tactical approach in the coming matches. Definitely like any other top team we expect to challlenge for the league title this coming season,” Kimani said.

Leopards are scheduled to face Western Stima in their first game of the season next month.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka graced the Mashujaa Cup match with a promise to keep supporting local teams.

“The best team has won the match. We wish the teams well as they play their matches in the coming season,” Lusaka said.

 

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