Jabuya Will Try to Sell Relegated City Stars
Nairobi City Stars chairman Peter Jabuya will continue seeking suitors even as relegation axe finally fell on cash-strapped side on Sunday with two games to spare after four seasons of staging the great escape to remain in the Sportpesa Premier League (KPL) following a 3-1 defeat to visiting Kakamega Homeboyz at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani.
Jabuya said the cost of running the club will be even worse in the lower tier which is beyond him.
“I have said before selling the club was an option, now I feel it is necessary, I will rekindle talks With potential buyers,” he disclosed.
David Okoth, Hedmond Mauda and Ali Bhai were on target for the Mike Mururi coached side, while Pa-Jassey Mulie grabbing the consolation for City Stars who will play in the National Super League next season.
Assistant coach Dennis Okoth led the Kawangware based side from the dugout when their head coach Richard Tamale went on strike on the day their wretched fate was sealed.
The match was delayed for half an hour for lack of an ambulance further adding to the sense of foreboding for the side that earned promotion nine seasons ago and has famously established a reputation of surviving against all odds including last season when they won seven of their last nine to remain in the KPL.
Last year, the impasse between KPL and Football Kenya Federation over the constitution of the top flight saw the former refuse to relegate any side from the competition from the 2014 season as City Stars survived alongside Nakuru All Stars.