Luanda Villa coach Tom Tera calls for stadium upgrades to match National Super League ambitions

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NSL Luanda Villa coach Tom Tera calls for stadium upgrades to match National Super League ambitions

Festus Chuma 13:00 - 30.07.2023

After securing promotion, Tera calls on Vihiga Government to upgrade stadiums.

Luanda Villa FC head coach Tom Tera has expressed his elation after his team's well-deserved promotion to the National Super League. 

The team secured their spot in the second tier by defeating Zoo FC 1-0 in a thrilling match at Mumboha Grounds last Saturday. 

Speaking after the match, Tera expressed his happiness and satisfaction with the result.

"I am happy that we have qualified to the National Super League. It is something I longed to achieve, and I am happy for that," he said with a smile. 

Looking ahead to the upcoming season in the more competitive league, Tera acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead. 

The gaffer believes that with the right additions to the team, Luanda Villa would be better prepared to face the tougher competition in the National Super League.

"I want to sign new players and bolster the squad in the upcoming season as NSL is a tough league," he added with a determined look in his eyes.

However, Tera didn't just focus on his team's improvement; he also addressed the need for better infrastructure to support the growth of football in the region.

"We ask the County Government to improve on the stadia in the region so that the teams can improve the game," he noted.

Tera's call for improved stadiums came after the County Government of Vihiga allocated a budget of Sh10 million for the facelift of Mumboha Grounds. 

The move was a step in the right direction, but the coach believes more needs to be done to bring the facilities up to par.

Luanda Villa's journey to promotion was not without its setbacks, as they had previously failed in their first attempt during the 2020/2021 season. 

However, this time around, the team clinched the Division One Zone B trophy, securing their promotion to the National Super League in style with a 1-0 victory against title contenders, Zoo FC.

Doreck Otieno's first-half strike in the 38th minute proved to be the decisive moment that would etch Luanda Villa's name in the annals of Kenyan football history.