President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated a 62-seater bus to National Super League (NSL) side Shabana FC.

The bus was requested for by Kisii leaders during a recent meeting with the Head of State at State House, Nairobi.

The ‘Glamour Boys’ got their new bus a day after beating AFC Leopards 1-0 to clinch the Mashujaa Day Cup at Gusii Stadium.

Shabana’s goal was scored by Fred Nyakundi in the 40th minute after receiving a fine cross from Ashif Obwaka.

Following their victory, Kakamega Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula promised to donate a new outfit and five balls to club.

“Shabana have done wonders, they have ashamed a team with a new bus, new uniform, new sponsors and new players,” the businessman told Goal.

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“I will give the team a new set of uniforms for the entire playing unit and also five balls, and will also ask that we play a friendly against them at the same venue before the new league kicks off. I want to donate my pledge to them during the friendly.”

The Kisii-based club has been struggling financially and will now solve their transport problem this season as they fight to get back to the Kenyan top-flight league.

Shabana is among the oldest clubs in Kenyan history having been formed in 1983 by Kisii-based businessman Dogo Khan.

Last season, Shabana were among the NSL teams fighting for promotion to the top-flight before the season was prematurely suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) then promoted Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United, who were first and second on the NSL standings.

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