- Mwatate United expresses delight as it earns a promotion to the National Super League (NSL). This follows a declaration by the Football Kenya Federation that marked an end of the 2019/2020 season leagues in Kenya.
In the previous season, the club was an inch closer to the Super League. It was heartbreaking for them as Shabana FC was elevated to NSL following a post-match penalty. This took place at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.
The ambitious Mwatate United Chairman James Mbaraka commenting on the promotion news, in a jubilant tone termed it a granted wish.
In the previous season, he had conveyed his hope, “We are aiming to win and next season to fight for a place in the country’s top league.” Indeed this is a great achievement for the club.
“It has always been our dream to play in this league and after hard work, we thank God for the chance,” Mbaraka expressed his gratitude.
The chairman confidently, issued a stern warning to the next season opponents as he firmly believed in his club’s ability to go down in history as the first team from Taita Taveta county to play in the National Super League.
His determination for promotion was crystal clear. “We will not be joyriders as we are targeting only one season in NSL”, he added.
The Coastal Region representation advances to three. Modern Coast Rangers and Stima have been part of the league for the last two seasons.
Besides, Silibwet from zone B will be joining the league as Soy United and MCF contest for the third spot after finishing in the second position in zones ‘A’ and ‘B’
It is unfortunate for Strathmore University Makueni Nunguni, and Green Berets as the three teams to be relegated to division one leagues from National Super League.
The Mwatate fans are glad the club has made it this far. Mbaraka will not let the players stop until they get there.