•Omachi was back on the pitch for a Kenyan Premier League match after coming on as a substitute on Sunday in a Matchday 20 against Shabana in Machakos.
•Omachi’s only other game – his debut – was in February last year against Gor Mahia in Moi Stadium, Kasarani after swapping places with Ezekiel Odera in the 73rd minute.
Nairobi City Stars flyer Pius Omachi is excited to be back after one year out with an injury.
Omachi was back on the pitch for a Kenyan Premier League match after coming on as a substitute on Sunday in a Matchday 20 against Shabana in Machakos.
He was introduced in the final 13 minutes of play in place of Samuel Kapen for only his second top-flight game.
“The season has gone well for the Nairobi City Stars though it has been hard for me to get back to the squad due to stiff competition. However, I am happy that things are now flowing and I am back to the setup. I do believe things will only get better from here,” he said.
Omachi’s only other game – his debut – was in February last year against Gor Mahia in Moi Stadium, Kasarani after swapping places with Ezekiel Odera in the 73rd minute.
Misfortune then struck soon after and he was rendered unavailable for the rest of the season due to injury, forcing him to undergo lengthy rehabilitation.
He has just returned and his first game in the current season has come after being an unused substitute in games against Posta Rangers, and AFC Leopards.
At the same time, Nairobi City Stars chief executive officer, Patrick Korir has hailed Shabana’s fans for standing with the team despite their struggles.
"Those are diehards, and you have to admire them. Think about it, the team is in the relegation zone but that matters little. The urge to push them out of the red zone supersedes what they see in the standings," said Korir.
He added: "They thronged Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to cheer their team on against City Stars and were it not for them, the team could have possibly struggled to get the point they earned in the 0-0 draw."
"From what I saw on Sunday, and earlier in October last year in Homa Bay during the first leg, Shabana's followership is one to be admired and emulated as they are very organised and well behaved. The fans have an undying love for the club and I hope they will continue to support them and rally them out of that lower reaches of the current league," concluded Korir.