Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo is under pressure after inept performances last season and with a new Technical Director in place, him as anyone knows there is no room for errors.
Last Season’s Position: 15th
For Rangers, this is a season that might determine the fate of coach Pamzo since his arrival at the club. In surveying the scene, many feel the arrival of John Kamau as the club’s technical director has added more pressure for the former Tusker FC head coach more than his intended arrival aim of boosting the club’s technical bench.
The barometer for success for the club has been slightly blurred in recent seasons and the return of John Kamau points to a change of mentality from the club’s politburo who seem to be out to change the relaxed mentality accustomed by the club. His presence alone should keep the head coach on toes, any blip and he know his job will be on the line.
The perception that comes with technical directors at KPL clubs is something that might be lingering at the mind of the coach and this might affect how he parades his teams for games. Kamau having worked at Rangers as a coach before would fancy taking over the team with so much potential as Rangers
In their fashion, Pamzo has once again gone for names that have been with us here before. In Brian Osumba, Wesley Onguso and Charles Odette, he has brought in veterans who he hopes will give him an edge over his opponents but the same has been tried before by the club and the results hasn’t changed that much.
A top five eight finish is always an assurance for the club but last seasons 15th placed finish, according to Pamzo was due to lack of a proper keeper after the loss of Patrick Matasi to Tusker FC in midseason. They have since addressed that by acquiring the services of Wycliffe Kasaya from Sofapaka FC but the big issue here is, their keeper trainer, one Lawrence Webo has left the club too; an area that must be well addressed before they take to the field of play.
Another thing that Rangers will need to address is their strike force with the team having only bagged 27 goals last season; the third worst outing after that of Thika United (23) and Chemelil Sugar FC (24). They might have been good defensively but if this isn’t replicated in front of the opposition goal then all will be vanity.
Players In: Brian Osumba, Wesley Onguso, Wycliffe Kasaya, Francis Nabute, Dennis Ongeri, Francis Manoa, Francis Mutembei, Sammy Odero, Elvis Osok, Lewis Ndicho and Charles Odete.