Pamzo reveals how international break will position Shabana for make-or-break run

Pamzo reveals how international break will position Shabana for make-or-break run

Mark Kinyanjui 13:00 - 05.06.2024

Pamzo has revealed what he is working on during the international break to help Shabana become unstoppable in their last three games of the season as they seek to avoid relegation.

The current international break couldn't have come at a better time for relegation-threatened Shabana FC.

 As they face the crucial final phase of the season in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL), head coach Sammy "Pamzo" Omollo is using this pause to sharpen his team and prepare them for the battles ahead.

Shabana FC currently sits 16th on the log standings, occupying the relegation playoff position. With three matches remaining, they are focused on securing the points needed to avoid relegation. 

Despite showing signs of resurgence recently, Shabana's momentum was halted by a series of tough matches, including a loss to Gor Mahia, a draw against Talanta, and a 2-1 defeat to the in-form Kariobangi Sharks.

"The break has come at the right time," Omollo told Mozzart Sport. "We had some injuries, and this allows us to get some of our key players back before the league resumes."

Omollo is using the break to address several key areas. He is focusing on strengthening specific areas of the team and using this time to engage with individual players, addressing areas that need improvement, and boosting their morale for the upcoming challenges.

"The remaining three games will demand Shabana to be at their best, both physically and mentally," Omollo emphasized. "This break provides the perfect opportunity for the team to recharge their batteries in preparation for the intense fixtures ahead."

Reflecting on their recent performances, Omollo noted, "Against the Sharks, we did everything right to win the game. 

"We played well, but their quality made the difference. We held them for about 74 minutes, which is not easy considering their recent scoring form. The difference was also the quality they have in a player like Makwatta."

A league winner with Tusker FC, Omollo remains confident in his team's approach. "We will not change our strategy for the final three matches. We know what we need to do and will stick to our game plan."

As Shabana FC prepares for these crucial fixtures, the international break offers a much-needed respite to regroup and strategize. 

The Glamour Boys will host AFC Leopards on June 15th when the league resumes, followed by a home match against Bidco United four days later. They will conclude their season with an away match against league debutants Murang’a Seal.

Omollo’s proactive approach during this break, focusing on healing injuries, fine-tuning strategies, and boosting player morale, could be the key to ensuring Shabana FC's survival in the FKFPL.