City Stars hand five players new deals as KPL return beckons

National Super League (NSL) side Nairobi City Stars has renewed the contracts of five of its players in an attempt to keep the team intact as they plot promotion to the top tier.

The club announced on Thursday 19 March that Wycliff Otieno, Calvin Masawa, Charles Otieno Oduro, Anthony Kimani and David Agesa have all put pen to paper on two-year extensions save for Wycliff who has extended for a year.

Club CEO Patrick Korir confirmed that the renewals will not end with the quintet and that more players are expected to commit their futures to the club.

Stability

“The five extended their contracts after receiving the nod from the technical bench. It gives the team stability going forward,” said Korir.

“Discussions are still ongoing with other players and the list of extensions should grow further in the weeks to come.”

Having suffered relegation from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) back in 2016, City Stars this season have the chance to return back to the top tier as they lead the standings with a 10-point cushion heading into the final 10 matches of the campaign.

In recent seasons, teams that have earned promotion to the top tier have found it difficult to maneuver in the league and have found themselves fighting relegation almost in the very same season of being promoted, hence City Stars’ plan to have a squad intact for if or when they return to the KPL.