At the close of the 2018 season, Zoo FC lost three key players – Michael Madoya, Nicholas Kipkirui and Isaac Kipyegon and after the 2018/19 campaign, the script could be replayed, with massive interest coming up for midfielder Danson Chetambe.
Chetambe took over the mantle in the season and ended up scoring 11 goals from a midfield position and a number of top flight teams are said to be on the chase for his signature, though it all remains unofficial, just days after the conclusion of the season.
Head coach Herman Iswekha has conceded that with the performance Chetambe has had, it will be an uphill task trying to keep him at the club but notes that the club will give its blessings for the lad should the right offer come through and also based on agreement between the clubs.
“Dante is a good player and I think this season he came out of the shadow; he has done well for us and unfortunately that may mean that we lose him to another team. We do not have official offers for him yet but I know it will be hard to hold on him,” the coach told Soka.
His goals proved crucial for the team’s survival and while the coach hopes he grows in his career, he hopes he can have him around for longer.
“Any team would want to have such a player; he scored 11 goals and was our top scorer. He was outstanding all season and I would be happy to continue working with him. However, if a good deal comes about and the clubs agree, we can only wish him well,” he added.
Despite their financial troubles, Zoo FC managed to string together impressive results towards the end of the season, securing survival in the top flight after finishing 15th on the log, with 33 points.