Shabana coach reveals how fans have helped him navigate the club’s difficult times

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Shabana coach reveals how fans have helped him navigate the club’s difficult times

Joel Omotto 09:00 - 12.04.2024

Shabana coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has shared how Tore Bobe supporters have enabled him perform his duties during what has been a tough time at the club.

Shabana coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has admitted that the club’s supporters have been a pillar of strength for him since he joined the club.

Pamzo joined Shabana in January at the time the club was going through a rough patch and there were hopes that there would be an immediate turnaround under the former Tusker FC, Posta Rangers and Kenya Police coach.

There appeared to be light at the end of the tunnel when he started his reign with a 5-2 win over Nzoia Sugar but the bad times continued as they went eight games without a win until last weekend when they hammered his former side Posta Rangers 3-0 to arrest the purple patch.

Victory still left Shabana second from bottom on the table on 21 points, four behind Muhoroni Youth with nine games remaining, and while he remains confident of surviving the chop, Pamzo says things would have been even more difficult had the club’s demanding supporters not rallied behind him and the team.

“I am happy with our fans because they have been very patient and patience makes me build a team,” Pamzpo told Pulse Sports.

“The support is always there. Whether we are losing or winning, they have been walking with us which has given me a lot of strength.”

The tactician believes fans and management’s patience has helped him implement his philosophy as the supporters did not demand immediate results and he is confident that what he has put in place will start repaying the faith.

“They have never put me under pressure even if we do not win, they walk away peacefully and accept the kind of football we are playing,” he added.

“The same with the management being patient because they know what we are doing so it easy for me, it is about surviving and next season we build a strong team.”

Pamzo will take on Muhoroni Youth in their next game this weekend, a match they need to win to get close to the relegation-promotion playoff position 16, which will be crucial in their survival journey.

With Muhoroni also showing signs of life recently, it will not be an easy match but it the kind of fixture Shabana fans will be expecting their team to win which will go along way in endearing them to their coach.

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