The promotion of Shabana FC to the second tier National Super League (NSL) has come with a high demand for the team’s replica jerseys and other branded merchandise.
That has seen unscrupulous businessmen engage in malpractices aimed at exploiting unsuspecting fans.
Club chairman Paul Mayieko has now suspended the sale of the club’s jerseys and other merchandise, saying: “We want our fans to know that the sale of fake shirts and team branded merchandise will not benefit our club in any way.”
“For the sake of the club and its financial needs, we ask them (fans) to wait for officials communication from the Shabana leadership. Those engaging in selling these merchandise, should be warned because, as a club we are considering taking legal action,” added Mayieko.
Mayieko says Doris Moraa, Bonface Ntabo (chairman Shabana fans) and club secretary Kerubo Momanyi are the only people authorised to sell club jerseys and other branded merchandise.
After two years in the third tier FKF National Division One League, Tore Bobe earned promotion to the NSL after beating Mwatate United in the playoff and have a budget of Sh20 million to help them realise their dream of playing in the top flight.