Zuberi Mohammed, the man who mentored Kenyan football stars Dennis Oliech and Victor Wanyama, has been feted as Nairobi East’s best coach after guiding Equity Bank FC to the Nairobi East Regional League trophy and earn a promotion to Division One.
Equity cleared the league with 83 points after 38 matches, eight points clear of closest challengers Mwiki United who finished second with 75 points. Spitfire FC came in third with 72 points while Buruburu Sports FC and Wajiji FC came in fourth and fifth place respectively with 71 and 69 points each.
Zuberi coached Wanyama while his was training Kamukunji High School before molding Oliech and Gor Mahia’s mid-fielder Humprey Mieno at Sakayonza FC.
He now wants to see Equity play in the Kenyan Premier League soon. “It has not been an easy journey for my squad since the league is very competitive and any team could have easily won. I am proud of my players and hope they keep up their discipline and hard work. With the five new players I have brought on board, I am we can bully our way to the KPL,” said Zuberi during the prize giving ceremony at a Nairobi hotel at the weekend.
Meanwhile, former delinquents of Dandora’s Fulnesco FC received Fair Play of The Year awards while Fanuel Omire bagged the Referee of The Year prize.
Daniel Mutinda of Creative Hands FC emerged the winner of the Sub-County league after scoring 35 goals while Spitfire’s Salim Mohammed was the top-scorer in the Regional League after finding the back of the net 33 times.