Nzoia Sugar FC’s stay in the top flight has been blighted by financial constraints since the team’s ascension three seasons ago and as the club prepares for 2019/20, stabilizing financially is a key target.
On paper, the club is sponsored by the Bungoma based sugar milling company, Nzoia Sugar, but with a tough economic environment in the sugar industry, the club has taken a massive hit.
Financial constraints have largely seen a number of departures at the team over the years and club chairman Ngisa Mokua is keen to see that the situation is remedied.
“We are working on something and there is good progress on the financial front. Last season the financial constraints were among the factors that affected the team a lot but we hope to sort this out.
“We should wrap this up at around September if all goes to plan,” he told Soka.
Going to the 2019/20 season, Mokua is expecting better returns on the pitch, having negotiated through a tight campaign as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) adopted a squeezed schedule in 2018/19 to facilitate a calendar change that would see the KPL played between August and May going forward.
“With a more relaxed schedule, we should be able to do better. I can’t say where we want to finish but it is a fact that we want to finish better than the 12th place we managed last season.
“We have to go to every game to compete and try to come out on top. That is the only way we will better last season’s finish,” he added.
Nzoia Sugar’s campaign in the 2019/20 season will start away to newly promoted Wazito FC on Saturday 31 August.