Shabana FC fans have been engaging in an online war since the start of the week. The war started when a section of Shabana FC fans started posting throwback photos of themselves wearing Shabana FC jerseys.
The fans said they had come from far supporting Shabana.
This comes at a time when Shabana FC is almost being promoted to the Kenya Premier League. Shabana FC is currently leading the NSL with 54 points.
Clearly, the “old fans” don’t want other fans to celebrate Shabana FC’s victory.
“All of a sudden Kila mtu amekuwa fan wa shabana ??Wakistruggle tulikuwa wapi?”,Efford Mond Post that has attracted strong criticism
The division of fans in Shabana FC is worrying. Fans are supposed to come together to support their team.
The online war has created a rift that may be difficult to heal. The “old fans” seem to be claiming ownership of the team and do not want other fans to celebrate the team’s victory.
It is important to note that Shabana FC belongs to the people of Kisii, not just a specific group of fans. The team is supposed to bring people together, not divide them.
The online war is a reflection of the deep-rooted problems in the society, such as tribalism, which needs to be addressed.
Shabana FC is almost being promoted to the Kenya Premier League, and this should be a time for celebration, not division.
The team has worked hard to get to this point, and it is unfortunate that some fans are trying to ruin this moment for others.
The management of Shabana FC should take the lead in addressing the issue and bringing fans together.
The team’s success depends on the support of all fans, not just a few. It is important to remember that a divided house cannot stand.
The online war has also raised concerns about the safety of fans during matches. If the fans cannot come together online, how will they come together during matches? The management of Shabana FC should ensure that fans are safe during matches, regardless of their opinions.
The division of fans in Shabana FC is a reminder that sports can bring out the best and the worst in people.
Long time Supporter of Shabana FC Toto Dolly, has penned a touching message to Shabana FC amid online division
“If people knew how much I love their pictures, everyone would try to introduce themselves with a picture taken during the days of Shabana FC matches back then.
Congratulations to all of us who were there before, those joining the team now, and those who will join the team tomorrow or whenever they deem it fit.
I really hope that this support will not be fake, as long as the team maintains its first position, even when problems arise.
Shabana FC needs us as fans in times of happiness and in times of trouble, whether they win, draw, or lose. Shabana is our team.
God knows how many trials it has faced to be where it is now. It wasn’t an easy journey, so kudos to all those who made it successful and to those who will help make it smoother going forward.
It’s not about who joined first, but who will see its success to the end.
Some joined a long time ago, some on the way before now, some are new, and some left and have now returned, but what matters is that we all have the same goal – to support Shabana.
I hope we all stick with the team through thick and thin. It’s not as easy as it looks, and it takes all of us to make the journey easy.
Shabana FC is you and me. It’s all of us together” Toto Dolly Said on Facebook