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Why Omasete has Fortune believing

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 00:00 |
Player-coach Nichodemus Omasete.

High-flying Betika National League side Fortune Sacco is on the verge of greatness, according to player-coach Nichodemus Omasete

Omasete, 31, who has overseen great football display from his charges, says people are now beginning to take notice.

The team from Kirinyaga County is currently second on the log with 17 points off eight matches in the ongoing 2020/21 league. 

Known by his peers as Nicho Msafi, the youthful tactician wants to model the side into a Championship winning outfit.

Interestingly, Omasete has to find balance between his coaching role and finding playing time as well; a headache he laughs off when asked how manages the two describing it as a “positive challenge”.

“I have been with this team for four years so I understand all players from the mental point to the playing style so it is easier since they are also my teammates.

That is the first step and the most important part that has helped me,” said Omasete who at the moment is pursuing higher badges in coaching.

Last year, he left the team for a few months and went to class to add his skills.

“I had done only basic level coaching and I needed to upgrade my papers and get some badges, so when I came back, the club management gave me a chance to handle the players,” said the youthful tactician.

The target for the second tier side is to get promotion to the premier league and the management alongside the technical bench is working to get this done. 

This season, Fortune have won five matches, lost one and drawn two.  

Omasete believes the team is performing beyond expectation. “We are targeting gaining promotion and it is very much possible if we continue working hard.

All matches are tough and we learn something new every time.”

Omasete who has played two matches this season for his side has ambitions to one day coach in the junior national team set-ups like U17, U20 and U23.

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