Shabana’s Pamzo explains what they need to survive relegation after rare big win

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Shabana’s Pamzo explains what they need to survive relegation after rare big win

Joel Omotto 07:13 - 08.04.2024

Shabana coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has outlined what they must do to avoid Premier League relegation following their morale-boosting win against Posta Rangers.

Shabana coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo feels their Premier League survival is in their hands only if they can build on Saturday’s 3-0 thrashing of Posta Rangers.

Shabana recorded just their second win in 2024, having gone eight matches without a win, their last victory coming on January 14, in what was Pamzo’s first match in charge.

The Glamour Boys, however, turned on the style to thrash Posta Rangers, who came into the match sitting fifth on the table, to ease their relegation woes somewhat.

Shabana still have work to do to secure their top flight status as they are second from bottom on the 18-team table on 21 points, four ahead of basement side Nzoia Sugar and four behind Muhoroni Youth, who occupy the relegation-promotion playoff position 16.

That is, however, not giving Pamzo sleepless nights as he remains confident in his side securing their survival.

“I spoke to the players and I told them every game is a final for us,” Pamzo told Pulse Sports. “We played against Posta Rangers, next is Muhoroni, it is another final at their home so that is how we are taking our games. If we can get two wins on the trot then it will do us very good.”

“We have our targets but we are taking one game at a time. It is in our hands and as at now, we do not depend on any other team. Destiny is in our hands and we have to get as many points as possible.”

Shabana scored three goals in one match having managed a similar tally in eight games prior to that, a period in which they conceded 13 times.

Pamzo is, however, not surprised as he feels it has been coming after showing glimpses in their previous two games when they lost 3-2 to KCB before falling 1-0 to AFC Leopards.

“When I took the team, we had been making a lot of schoolboy mistakes and we have been working on them during training,” added the former Posta Rangers coach.

“The last two games against AFC Leopards and yesterday [against Posta Rangers], we formed the character because I told the boys now it is time to show it and apart from the character, the spirit was just high and that is what I want to see until the end of the league.

“The win is very important because it will give us the confidence that we were lacking. We were going to games under a lot of pressure because of the position we are in on the table and when you have not won a game, you do not know what will happen but this game has given us a lot of confidence being against Posta who are doing so well in the league.”

Shabana have been guilty of missing key chances which has contributed to their poor run of form. It is something Pamzo says he has worked on a lot on the training ground and hopes the results will be bear fruit on a consistent basis after showing it against the mailmen.

“Now they believe what I am doing. I continued with the system they were playing when I came in, then the last two weeks before we played AFC Leopards, I introduced another system and it is working well so I will continue with it,” said Pamzo.