Shabana FC is a Football Kenya Federation Premier League Club from the heart of Kisii County. The team is an umbrella under which talented Kenyan players are making progress in their careers. Shabana profile confirms this fact and more.
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Shabana F.C is notorious as Shabana or Shabana Kisii owing to its origin in the area. Most importantly, the team has continually kept a clean record of good scores attracting considerable followership in the process.
Shabana FC history and interesting facts
The famous Shabana has come a long way to embrace success at the prime of their footballing experience.
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Here are the details;
1. Shabana FC owner is a Kisii based businessman
Who owns Shabana? When did Shabana start? Dogo Khan is the founder and owner of this precious club.
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Khan, a Kisii based businessman, started your favorite club in 1980, about forty years ago.
In 1985, Shabana gained top-flight status after finishing in the 10th position out of 18 rivals.
A year later, Shabana rose to the 8th position amid fierce competition.
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Itierio High school played a crucial role in the team’s progress during its early years by providing a training ground and support.
2. Founding players are now Kisii legends
Among the earliest players in the team later tuned out Kisii heroes for their skillfulness in the game.
i. Henry Motego
Top in the list of the earliest Shabana players is Henry Motego. The star is a Kenyan international footballer, formerly a striker in Harambee Stars.
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Before joining Shabana, Motego was a player in other teams, including Kenya Breweries and Al-Oruba,
The 56-year-old retired footballer started his footballing career in 1992. Henry Motego comes from Gucha District, Kenya.
ii. Henry Nyandoro
He is the second most respected player from the early days of Shabana. He played for AFC Leopards between 1988 and 1990.
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Nyandoro later transferred to Shabana, where he played between 1990 and 1996. The midfielder was part of the 1992 African Cup of Nations.
Unfortunately, the Kisii High school alumni succumbed in 1998 at about 28 years of age, having represented Kenya in 102 international games.
iii. Mike Okoth Origi
The retired Kenyan footballer is a former Shabana striker, formerly a goalkeeper. He later played in Belgium and represented Kenyan in several international competitions.
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His son, Divock Origi, succeed the 53-year-old. Divock is a notorious Belgian footballer in the Belgium National team and Liverpool.
3. Shabana played in the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs
The team steadily rose to participate in such a high-profile competition within eight years of founding.
Shabana FC chairman
Jared Ombongi Nivaton is the current chair of Shabana. The Shabana FC boss is allegedly a lover of the famous Lilian Muli from our televisions.
Shabana FC coach
Andrew Kanuli is the current Shabana head coach appointee assisted by Vincent Nyaberi of Thika United. Andrew assumed the position in 2019, taking over from Gilbert Selebwa.
Shabana FC players list
Meet all the players who keep us cheering on our favorite team after every kick. Shabana F.C squad includes the following.
Shabana FC goalkeepers
- Charles Mogire (captain)
- Michael Kahagi
- Willis Odhiambo
- Augustus Mukaisi
- David Juma
- Erick Otieno
- Geoffrey Atiel
- Gregory Nyapala
- Ibrahim Chimwani
- Paul Waiharo
- Wilson Onyancha
Shabana FC midfielder
- Arnold Mutsoli
- Confred Ongaki
- Cornelius Juma
- David Wathuki
- Dennis Hamisi
- Hamisi Hadi
- Kevin Momanyi
- Kuria Eddie
- Marvin Dacha
- Nelson Matoke
- Siraj Mohammed
- Tony Njau Irungu
Shabana forward players
- Dennis Ongeri
- Ikechukwu Chukwudi Reginald (Nigerian)
- Ricky Ngaye
- Stephen Kinyua Munene
- Sydney Chavalegi
Shabana Squad comprises about 30 active players in the club. Among these are Shabana FC new signings.
Shabana results, fixtures, stats
The team has previously registered fair play against Migori Youth, Mount Kenya United, Talanta, and Fortune Sacco, among others.
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Shabana FC table is currently under a reshuffle in the hope that the team will continue to stand out in upcoming Gusii Stadium and away matches.
Shabana FC news
President Uhuru Kenyatta Shabana FC bus donation is one of the latest development within the team.
Besides, the team has been lately eyeing to sign more experienced players ahead of the league onset. Shabana F.C lineup is undoubtedly getting better.
Shabana manager Elijah Sani recently opened up about the team’s plan to welcome qualified players for better outcomes.
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Shabana FC has come a long way to gain the reputation of a respected team in Kenya. Various players making up the squad continue to shine for their amusing display of talent against rivals.