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Talanta skipper Onjala ready for FKF Premier League football

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | August 25th 2021
FC Talanta captain Jacktone Onjala (behind) in action against Mount Kenya. [Jonah Onyango,Standard]

FC Talanta will play in the FKF Premier League next season after earning a promotion by virtue of winning the 2021 National Super League.

The Communications Authority sponsored side has amassed an unassailable 12-point lead at the top, with three matches to play.

Talanta have 68 points, 12 ahead of second placed Fortune Sacco but captain Jacktone Onjala believes the work is far from over for them.

Speaking to the Standard Sports, Onjala said they are focused to finish the season on a high and winning note despite claiming the title with three games to spare.

“We are very happy to have achieved our main goal of getting to the top league and we are not slowing down anytime soon until the season ends.”

“We are going to play for pride of winning in the remaining three matches as we eye to transition to the top league on a high note,” said the 32-year-old player.

The former AFC Leopards player said experience and depth in the team helped Talanta make the long awaiting leap to the Premier League.

“We are ready for the Premier League. Most of the players in the team have the experience of playing in the top league and when you add the combination of youth and fresh energy it made our work easier and we expect the same come next season,” said Onjala.

Talanta was formed in 2012 and played tournaments before joining FKF Division One league in 2013.

They played in the Division for two seasons before being promoted to NSL in 2015.

After struggling for six years, Talanta under the tutelage of Ken Kenyatta earned promotion to the top league.


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