After a forced 7-months break due to the corona virus pandemic, Nairobi City Stars coach Sanjin Alagic has returned to lead the club through an elaborate pre-season ahead of the upcoming Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.
The Bosnian left the country in mid-March for his homeland Sarajevo due to the novel virus that disrupted the rest of the National Super League (NSL), as well as all other leagues.
In spite of that disrupt, he had done enough as City Stars were patched at the helm of the 19-team NSL log with 64 points from 28 rounds of play with a ten-point buffer that eventually got the team promoted earning a place back in the top flight after a four-season respite.
“It’s great to be back as it has been a long time out without football,” started the UEFA Pro coach
His return coincided with the announcement of kick off dates for the new season, as well as release of draft KPL fixtures.
From the league schedule, City Stars will play five Western based teams in its first five fixtures starting with a home game in Nairobi against Nzoia United.
“We are happy to be back in the Premier after four years and we can’t wait to get the season started with our first game against Nzoia United. We want to prepare for that first game like it’s a final then take it game by game after that,”
“Our target in our first season back is to make City Stars a stable Premier League outfit, one that will develop young players to a national level with the aim of transferring some players to clubs abroad. We will stay focused and humble,”
“Last season the club restructured and became very stable and organized and we are happy to continue with what we started then into the new seasons. We want fans to be aware of this and we are asking them for their support as we journey back into the Premier League.” Added Sanjin