Mulukurwa vows to sweeten Nzoia's sugar

Friday July 31 2020

Newly appointed Nzoia Sugar coach Sylvester Mulukurwa (right) with his assistant Peter Mwaura who also doubles up as goalkeeper trainer after a training session at Sudi stadium in Bungoma. PHOTO | POOL

By Cecil Odongo

Newly appointed Nzoia Sugar head coach Sylvester Mulukurwa has promised to deliver silverware at the Kenyan Premier League side.

Mulukurwa, who took over from Collins Omondi on Thursday after agreeing to a three-year deal, is keen to end Gor Mahia's dominance in the league as well as outshine rivals AFC Leopards and Kakamega Homeboyz.

Nzoia last participated in Caf Champions League in 2003 but were eliminated in the first round by Egyptian giants Zamalek.

“I want this team to return to its glory days in the 1990s and early 2000s when we dominated football in the country and thrashed AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia with much ease. We have to be a serious team and not just participants in the league,

“My first assignment is to make this team get good results on the pitch, win domestic titles and become a football household name in the country. We can thereafter challenge for the league title. It is possible,” said Mulukurwa.

Mulukurwa has hit the road running and is scouting for young talented players from Western Region to fuel his ambitious plan.


“There are a lot of young talented footballers in Western Kenya among them students from schools in the region known for doing well in football. I have identified others from the local leagues to strengthen our squad for the next season,” he added.

Following the exit of Omondi, Mulukurwa took charge of one game as interim coach against KCB on March 7 before the 2019/20 season was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.