NSL club on the verge of collapse after tough start to season

After just nine rounds of the 2019/2020 National Super League (NSL), it has emerged that one of the teams in the championship, Northern Wanderers will be bowing out, following a tough start to the campaign.

The team, which is placed rock bottom in the league after failing to register a win or a draw, has had even bigger issues off the pitch and Soka understands that its main financiers have withdrawn their support.

Asked to vacate

The team’s players were earlier on Thursday 17 October asked to vacate their housing unit in Buruburu, Nairobi, and handed an unspecified sum of money by a team official, as the final token from the club.

According to one of the players at the team, who spoke to Soka on condition of anonymity, the sum handed to the players is supposed to serve as their fare back home, in North Eastern, as they have been asked to vacate with immediate effect.

Bought out

Northern Wanderers came into being when the former Eldoret Youth FC exchanged hands from former financier Peter Kipchirchir to a group of businessmen drawn from Northern Kenya at a reported cost of Kshs 5 million.

Soka understands also that the Kshs 5m was not paid in full.

From the nine matches they have played, Northern Wanderers have conceded 33 goals, and scored just eight. They are the only side yet to pick a point in the second tier.