Shabana FC enthusiasts have raised concerns about the alleged interference of a group known as ‘Warembo na Shabana’ with the team’s players a day prior to matches in the Kenyan Football Premier League.
In an official statement issued by a dedicated supporter of the Kenya Premier League club, it was asserted that the presence of these ladies was negatively impacting the players’ concentration before important matches.
The statement, reflecting updates on Shabana FC for the 2023-2024 season, acknowledged the team’s ongoing managerial challenges but emphasized that the primary obstacle hindering their on-field performance was the group of ladies identifying themselves as ‘Warembo Na Shabana.’
Despite the concerted efforts of the team’s management, including the Governor of Kisii County and the Ministry of Sports, to bolster Shabana FC, the purported interference by ‘Warembo Na Shabana’ remained a prominent and troubling issue.
The statement revealed that the Governor of Kisii County and the Ministry of Sports had been actively working to support the team, but the alleged meddling by ‘Warembo Na Shabana’ had raised significant concerns. It came to light that the players, as part of their routine, would travel a day after away matches, and in cases where the location was far, they would stay overnight in inns. Regrettably, it was disclosed that the players were notifying ‘Warembo na Shabana’ of their accommodation details.
To address this issue, the statement called upon both the female fans and the players to refrain from disclosing their locations to each other, especially on the eve of matches. It pointed out that the players were focusing more on extraneous matters, leading to fatigue on match days, ultimately contributing to the team’s recent string of losses.
The statement concluded by urging ‘Warembo na Shabana’ to immediately cease following the players, and the players were encouraged to avoid divulging information about their overnight stays. The plea was made with the hope that such actions would cease promptly to allow the team to concentrate on their upcoming matches.
Shabana FC currently finds itself in a challenging position, holding the second-to-last position in the 18-team league.