Amani Yassets Football Club are the winners of the 2015/2016 Nairobi Sub-County League. This season they have played 22 matches, managing 16 wins and 6 draws. This is the first time the team has won a league since the team’s inception in 1992.
Yassets is a community team that is sponsored by Shalom House. Shalom House is a social enterprise of Koinonia Community. This sponsorship is part of the larger Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Koinonia Community. At the moment Yassets Football club has 30 registered players aged between 17-26 years.
They have been on a winning streak this season as they also won the Inter Hotels Champions and the Don Bosco Cup, which in the latter they have been consistent in winning in 2002,2003,2004,2010 and in 2016. Even with the win it has not been easy as they have faced numerous challenges, such as lack of adequate funds that would come in handy in the purchase of kits, balls, transportation and players allowances.
The team’s future plans are to play at the Provincial League and there after the Super League from which they will be able to transition into playing at the Kenya Premier League level. The club has also won a couple of titles over the years such as the Koinonia Cup (1998 and 2002), K-rep Bank Cup (2002), the Amani Onlus Cup (2006) and the Nairobi Premium in 2011. The club is proud to have been able to export their talents to notable football clubs in and out of the country. Kevin Otinya is currently at Western Stima, Andrew Ongwayo at Gor Mahia, Evans Omondi at Congo United and Collins Tiego currently at Posta Ranger to mention but a few.
The club is currently headed by George Ooko as the Head Coach and Wycliffe Juma as the Assistant Coach. The win came with a cash money prize of Ksh 500,000