Nzoia Sugar welcomes new club management committee to tackle fresh challenges

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FKFPL Nzoia Sugar welcomes new club management committee to tackle fresh challenges

Festus Chuma 09:26 - 29.07.2023

Yapets Mokua returns as chairman to lead Nzoia Sugar FC into a bright future, accompanied by a dynamic executive committee.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League side Nzoia Sugar FC has ushered in a new era with the election of a fresh club management committee.

Yapets Mokua, who returns as the chairman, was elected unopposed during the elections held at the company office in Bungoma. 

The seasoned football administrator is tasked with leading the club into a new era, taking over from Evan Kadenge, who is set to retire at the end of the month.

Mokua's priority, alongside his newly-constituted executive committee, is to address the pressing issue of financial instability that has seen the team lose several players in the aftermath of the 2022/23 FKF Premier League season, where the sugar millers managed a respectable fourth-place finish.

With an illustrious history that dates back to 1983, Nzoia Sugar have had their share of ups and downs. 

Former chairman Evan Kadenge, son of the legendary Joe Kadenge, has been an integral part of the club's story. Starting as a player, Kadenge rose through the ranks to become the club captain.

 Following his retirement, he continued to serve the team as a trainer and later as an assistant coach.

Kadenge's most notable achievement came in 2003 when Nzoia Sugar FC triumphed in the league, though the title was later awarded to Ulinzi Stars by the federation after Nzoia joined the rebel Kenya National Football League.

Despite this setback, Kadenge's dedication to the club never wavered, and he eventually took on the role of Team Manager, contributing significantly to the team's promotion back to the top tier in 2016. In 2020, he ascended to the position of club chairman, a position he has held until his impending retirement.

Now, as Yapets Mokua steps back into the chairman's seat, he brings with him a wealth of experience and a clear vision for the club's future. 

Assisting him will be Caleb Wesonga, the newly appointed vice chairman, and Anthony Fungututi, who takes on the role of Secretary. 

The team's new executive committee also includes Diana Musimbi as Assistant Secretary, Kevin Barasa as Organizing Secretary, Emily Naliaka Nana as Assistant Organizing Secretary, and Carolyne Ndukuyu as Women Representative.

With their in-tray brimming, Mokua and his team are determined to put Nzoia Sugar on a path to financial recovery. 

The loss of key players due to financial constraints has been a setback, but the newly-elected committee aims to attract fresh talent and bolster the squad's strength.

As the club looks forward to the 2023/24 FKF Premier League season, fans hope that the new management committee will steer the team to new heights, just as they did in their triumphant league-winning campaign back in 2003.

In the coming days, all eyes will be on Yappets Mokua and his team, watching closely as they work relentlessly to revive the spirit of Nzoia Sugar and propel the club towards a brighter and more prosperous future. 

Football enthusiasts are eager to witness the transformation that awaits the Sugar Millers under their freshly elected chairman's guidance.

Nzoia Sugar FC New Officials

Chairman-Yappets Mokua

Vice-chairman- Caleb Wesonga

Secretary-Anthony Fungututi

Assistant Secretary-Diana Musimbi

Organizing Secretary-Kevin Barasa

Assistant Organizing Secretary-Emily Naliaka Nana

Women Representative-Carolyne Ndukuyu