Shabana FC players, new signings, owner, manager, history

This is a brief illumination of the Shabana FC history and some interesting facts. Which county is Shabana FC from? Shabana FC is a club based in Kisii County. It’s home stadium is Gusii Stadium.

Shabana FC logo

Shabana FC was founded in 1980. When the club started, it did not have a stadium. It used to train and play at Itierio High School’s grounds. Today, the club plays at Gusii Stadium which is a 24-hour facility.

Shabana FC players
Shabana FC players

Who is the team manager for Shabana FC?

The current team manager for Shabana FC is Jared Sani. According to The Star, Jaren Sani signed new players in 2021 in a bid to return to the Kenya Premier League after being in the National Super League for a while.

Who are the current Shabana FC squad?

Shabana FC players list comprises about 30 active players, including the Shabana FC new signings.

Shabana FC squad

Shabana FC new signings were made in an attempt to improve chances of promotion to the KPL. Among the new signed players are  goalkeepers Frank Lazare and Victor Kamungo, defenders Fredrick Onyango, Fredrick Omollo and Bernard Okinyi, midfielders Peter Ogechi, Frank Ouya, Kevin Odhiambo, Livingstone Ochieng, Samuel Omollo, Bernard Ochieng and Justin Omwando. The striking force includes strikers Yusuf Mohammed, Mathew Momanyi and Victor Juma.

After spending more than four seasons in the second-tier league, NSL, Shabana is currently on the verge of promotion to the KPL since they are leading the table.

Shabana FC kit

The current Shabana F.C squad includes the following personalities

Shabana FC goalkeepers

  • Charles Mogire (captain)
  • Michael Kahagi
  • Willis Odhiambo

Shabana FC defenders

  • 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 results, fixtures, stats

The team has previously registered fair play against Migori Youth, Mount Kenya United, Talanta, and Fortune Sacco, among others.

Who is the current coach of Shabana FC?

Shabana FC’s new coach is Robert Ojienda. The club’s coach believes they missed a promotion slot to the KPL for having relatively inexperienced players. Since the club signed new players who have played in both the NSL and KPL leagues, it has recorded tremendous success even attracting a large fan base among the locals. Just recently, Gusii Stadium was filled to the brim as the club played a match against a coastal competitor. Among the spectators were Governor Simba Arati and former PM Rt. Hon, Raila Amolo Odinga.

The current Shabana FC coach took over from Andrew Kanuli, who assumed the position from Gilbert Selebwa in 2019.

Which league is Shabana in?

Shabana FC is currently playing in the NSL, but they will be promoted at the end of the season if they maintain their current position at the top of the table.

Who owns Shabana FC?

Shabana FC owner Dogo Khan
Shabana FC owner Dogo Khan

Dogo Khan founded Shabana FC in 1980 and he is the owner of the club to date. Shabana FC has its humble history when it started in 1980, more than forty years ago. The club was recognised as a worthy competitor in 1985 when it finished 10th among 18 clubs and rising to the 8th position a year later.

Latest Shabana FC news?

Shabana FC has been making headlines in the recent past. This owing to the imminent return to former glory. Indeed, a team that played in the 1988 African Cup Championships should not be playing the country’s second-tier league.

When Uhuru was still president, he donated a bus to the team.

Shabana FC bus
Shabana FC receiving a bus donation from President Uhuru.

Prominent founding players of Shabana FC

The founding players of the club are now footballing legends having played in the national team and internationally.

Henry Motego

Henry Motego Shabana FC legend

The star is a Kenyan international footballer, formerly a striker in Harambee Stars.

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.

Henry Nyandoro

He is the second most respected player from the early days of Shabana. He played for AFC Leopards between 1988 and 1990.

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.

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.

His son, Divock Origi, succeed the 53-year-old. Divock is a notorious Belgian footballer in the Belgium National team and Liverpool.