This is for you Geoffrey, Sam “Jakajulu”, Moses, Bobby, Elisha, Otenda, Rocky, Shadrack, “Otile” and “Jonhte”

For Ian, “Toldo”, Calvin, Shakil, Wanga, Fobian, Seth, “Dantez”, “Chicha” and James.

Elvis, Agai, Cornel, Amunga, Wanyanga, Victor, Leone, “Koffi”, Arabe and Stephen

For Alfred “Flo”, Nicholas, Francis “killer”, Andrew, Ongoro, Evans, Rashid, Hassan, Winnie and Oleche.

This is for your blood sweat and tears,
That have freely flowed over the years.
Until now we are here,
Ready to scale up the KPL ladder,
As the fearless warriors you are, it’s time to strike harder.

This is it, claim your well deserved glitzy crown,
Snatch your prey even if the dog wears a frown (kata guok osin).

This is your time, your destiny and story.
Anything or anyone that comes between you and this must feel sorry.

This is for the hard work you put on behind the scenes,
All the pain masked with smiley screens.
Away from all the hype and glamour,
When you feel weary but still stand strong like a tank in full armour.

The days you play away to hostile crowds and rough terrains,
With none to cheer you yet you still give your best whether it shines or rains.

This is for every single tackle you’ve made, every save, every pass and point picked.

The goals you scored as we exulted, jumped and even had some stuff kicked.

This is from us fans who brave everything to cheer you on as you do battle,

From the mama mboga in the slums of Nyalenda, Obunga and Manyatta, to the boys and girls with talents but still brittle.

The passionate boda boda rider, the street hustler, students, office clerks and all.

We salute you.

Do it for the fans,
your family and friends,
Do it for Kisumu, our city, our county and home, bring back its glory of old,
Put pride on our colours, the lilly white, azure blue and mellow gold.

As we prepare to play our last NSL home game of the season this afternoon,
Remember you’ve been competing all through for one ultimate reason:

The golden ticket, the much hallowed KPL promotion.

Fly away OTENGA, all the way up, Nothing can stop you when you are in full motion!!

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  1. Udida

    June 5, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Great piece!


  2. George

    June 7, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Nice one….we are behind you as people of kisumu… #fly_high_otenga


    • Nyakach Denis

      June 7, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Thank you. Let’s turn out in large numbers to motivate them.


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