Nzoia Sugar FC is currently second on the FKFPL log and other clubs are desperately eager to sign various players from the Sudi-based club
Nzoia Sugar coach Salim Babu says he hopes he can hung on to all his players until the end of the season as they eye a respectable finish in the Football Kenya Premier League (FKFPL).
The Sugar Millers have been on a roll and are currently placed second in the standings with 31 points.
With the mid-season transfer approaching, there are fears that some key Nzoia players could be lured away with attractive offers.
Babu says he has talked to his players to hung on until the end of this campaign as it is the only way they can get better offers elsewhere.
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“We have been speaking to them to stay with us until we end the season. If we do well as we expect, there will be able to get good offers elsewhere. It would not be to their advantage to leave now,” he said.
Babu also insisted that they are not thinking about the title and remain focused to win all their remaining matches.
“The league has been very tough. We are yet to have an easy match. Everyone is coming at us with everything they have and we expect it to get worse as the league continues. So at the moment, we want to focus on each match as it comes and see where we end up,” he said.
Babu has been a revelation since he joined the club last January on a two-year contract.
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At the time he joined the Sugar Millers, they were struggling with relegation but he managed to turn around their fortunes and are now serious title contenders. By the time he took over, Nzoia were lying in position 16th out of 18 after having collected just 10 points.
He joined the sugar millers after a stay at National Super League (NSL) side Kisumu All Stars, replacing Ibrahim Shikanda who quit in December 2022 citing frustrations.