Shabana winger urges fans to keep the faith despite winless run

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FOOTBALL Shabana winger urges fans to keep the faith despite winless run

Joel Omotto 10:30 - 17.09.2023

The Shahaba forward has called on the supporters to stay positive following murmurs of discontent in light of Saturday’s draw with Kenya Police

Shabana FC winger Ezekiel Omuri has called on the club’s supporters not to despair despite the team’s poor start to the FKF Premier League season.

Shabana yet again let a lead slip at the last minute when they drew 1-1 with Kenya Police at the Raila Odinga Stadium in Homa Bay on Saturday to stay without a win in their opening three league matches.

Peter Ogechi gave Tore Bobe an 87th minute lead but it lasted just two minutes as Clinton Kinanga equalised for the law enforcers to force the 1-1 draw.

It is a result that left Shabana fans disappointed, having seen their team fail to capitalise on their slim advantage for a third straight time since their return to the top-flight but Omuri has given them assurances that things will get better soon.

"So sorry to our fans, we know what you are going through and we take responsibility,” Omuri said after the match.

“There are still a lot of games to play. We know our strengths and we will bounce back. I think we need to stick together. We are going to fight until the end."

Shabana are finding life tough in the top flight after 17 years in the lower leagues but have given a good account of themselves given they are yet to concede a big number of goals as many had feared.

Tore Bobe were close to securing a point in their league opener but conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 to Murang’a Seal before letting a 1-0 lead slip to draw 1-1 with FC Talanta in their second match of the season.

Coach Sammy Okoth has previously blamed a lack of finishing and concentration for their woes and it seems his message is yet to hit home. Shabana host Kariobangi Sharks in their next league match on September 23.