2014 Ligi Ndogo S.C. season

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Ligi Ndogo
2014 season
Chairman Kenya Chris Amimo
(1 February 2002)
Head coach Germany Oliver Page
(March 2014)
See managerial changes
Ground Ligi Ndogo Grounds, Nairobi
National Super League 6th
GOtv Shield 4th round
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014 season is Ligi Ndogo Sports Club's first year in the Kenyan National Super League and their fourth consecutive season in the second tier of the Kenyan football league system.

The Planets have gone through the lower tiers of the Kenyan football league system and are now one division below the Premier League. The team started in the Nationwide League's Second Division in 2006 before gaining promotion to the First Division in 2007, where they remained until 2013 (the league has since been changed to FKF Division One). During that season, the team finished the season in fourth place, gaining promotion to the newly formed National Super League.

Season overview[edit]

January[edit]

The team was back on 13 January for pre-season practice, assembling on the grounds for the opening of its annual training camp Monday morning.[1] Last season, the team put together a 12-5-5 record, highlighted by a five match winning streak in November including wins over K.R.A., Mahakama and Bidco United to sprint from sixth to fourth and qualify for Super League football.

The team welcomes back ten starters from last season's side, including the team's leaders in goals (John Njoroge, 12), assists (Samuel Machio, 18), most appearances (Brian Yator, 47) as well as minutes played (Phillip Ugochukwu, 3,060).

Central defender Arthur Weyula was sold to newly promoted Premier League side Top Fry AllStars, while Leonard Ochieng and Edgar Omollo will feature for Provincial League side Kibera All Stars on waiver and loan respectively. Five-year veteran Machio was selected as team captain and will serve in that capacity throughout the 2014 season. Striker Thomas Lugera is back on the roster after going on loan to Coast United during the 2013 season. Right back Mikhail Mwaniki, the longest serving member of the academy, returns to the active roster after sitting out most of the 2013 season due to personal matters.

Ten transfers joined Ligi Ndogo for this season. Among them was Kibera Black Stars centre back Isaac Omari, a replacement for Weyula, two other defenders, three midfielders, two strikers and former Planets keeper, Charles Ouma, who is back after one year at Premier League side Muhoroni Youth.[2]

In keeping with tradition, six players were promoted from the lower Ligi Ndogo teams. Right back Brian Ochieng (23) and goalkeeper Douglas Aswani (20) were promoted from the foundation team, while midfielders Kibet Kilele (17), Kamaru Waiyaki (17) and Remy Sheikh (16) were promoted from the under-17 side that has featured in the Keele International Cup in England over the past five years. A major part of the Planets' title quest this season will depend on the consistency of their back four, a constantly improving unit that conceded only 7 goals in the second half of the season compared to 15 in the first leg.

The team will play its home games at its Ngong Road centre,[3] where it played its last five matches in the 2013 season with a record of 4-1.

February[edit]

The team added one more player from the youth system, Christian Lubulu (19), and dropped two more (Wycliffe Njenga and Eric Kibiru) before the final team hand-over deadline. 2012 top scorer Vincent Okoth returned to the roster and was joined by Clifford Ouma and Obadiah Ndege, who is on loan from Posta Rangers. Brillian Ochieng also returned to the squad, while goalkeeper Tom Muthomi was released to Nairobi Stima.

Ligi Ndogo had its first friendly game against the Academy side and lost 2-1 before bouncing back to beat Iron Strikers 4-0. In a subsequent rematch, it beat the Academy team 1-0. The team played three more pre-season friendlies in anticipation of the start of the National Super League. However, the kick-off was postponed by a week due to a series of new rules that teams had to comply with.[4][5]

March[edit]

On 15 March, the Planets won their first match of the 2014 National Super League and went top of the league in the first week of action. Brian Yator's hat trick pushed his goal tally to eight in seven matches. On 23 March the Planets went down 3-0 to Posta Rangers, their first league defeat by two goals or more since 14 October 2012 (losing 2-0 to Bandari). Goalkeeper Charles Ouma aggravated a knee injury and was ruled out for six weeks.

The Planets held Kariobangi Sharks to a 1-1 draw with a late penalty on 29 March for 4 points in their slowest start after three matches (9 points in 2011 and 7 points in 2012). The match was German tactician Oliver Page's first since taking over the senior team. He had previously joined the Academy as a technical advisor,[6] and he now becomes the Sports Director.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 February 2014.[7]
# Nat. Name Pos. Date of birth (age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
18 Kenya Charles Ouma GK (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 24) Muhoroni Youth (2014)
22 Kenya Samuel Njau GK (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 21) Limuru Olympic (2011)
- Kenya Douglas Aswani GK (1994-02-01) 1 February 1994 (age 21) Academy
Defenders
3 Kenya Mikhail Mwaniki RB (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 25) Academy
4 Kenya Evans Njuku RB (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 21) Academy
5 Nigeria Philip Ugochukwu CB (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 21) K.R.A. (2013)
13 Kenya Benjamin Kipruto RB/CB (1987-01-17) 17 January 1987 (age 28) Academy
15 Kenya Isaac Omari CB (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 22) Kibera Black Stars (2014)
Kenya James Dundi CB (1994-04-23) 23 April 1994 (age 21) Kibera Black Stars (2014)
Kenya Brian Ochieng RB (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 24) Academy
Kenya Nashon Omondi LB (1990-03-11) 11 March 1990 (age 25) Impala (2013)
Kenya Brian Lutah LB (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 22) Academy
Midfielders
2 Kenya Sven Yida AM (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 18) Academy
6 Kenya Douglas Simiyu LM (1991-01-13) 13 January 1991 (age 24) Namachanja High School (2011)
8 Kenya Alex Luganji DM (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 21) Iron Strikers
10 Kenya Samuel Machio Captain sports.svg CM (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 29) Academy
14 Kenya Collins Odawa CM (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 21) Ambira High School (2011)
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian Lubulu AM (1995-01-27) 27 January 1995 (age 20) Academy
17 Kenya Brian Yator LM/RM (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 18) Academy
Kenya Kibet Kilele CM (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 18) Academy
Kenya Remy Sheikh CM (1998-03-20) 20 March 1998 (age 17) Ligi Ndogo S.C.
Kenya Kamaru Waiyaki AM (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 18) Academy
Kenya Nassor Yusuf AM (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 26) Kibera Celtic (2014)
Kenya Emmanuel Alim DM (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 21) Rongai (2014)
Kenya Brillian Ochieng LM (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 24) Academy
Forwards
7 Kenya John Njoroge CF (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 25) Academy
9 Kenya Obadiah Ndege ST (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 23) Posta Rangers (2013)
11 Kenya Thomas Lugera ST (1994-10-20) 20 October 1994 (age 20) Academy
12 Kenya Clifford Ouma ST (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 24) Academy
Kenya Jackson Oketch ST/RW (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 20) Nakumatt (2013)
Kenya Vincent Okoth ST (1987-07-02) 2 July 1987 (age 28) Free agent

Transfers[edit]

From the youth system[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Notes
7 MF Kenya Kibet Kilele 17 [8][9]
9 MF Kenya Remy Sheikh 16
11 MF Kenya Kamaru Waiyaki 17
17 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian Lubulu 19
18 GK Kenya Douglas Aswani 20
19 DF Kenya Brian Ochieng 23

Transfers in[edit]

Transfers In
Player Position Date Price From Age
Kenya Isaac Omari Defender January 13 Free Kibera Celtic 25
Kenya Charles Ouma Goalkeeper January 13 Free Muhoroni Youth 21
Kenya James Dundi Defender January 30 Free Kibera Celtic 20
Kenya Nassor Yussuf Midfielder January 30 Free Kibera Celtic 25
Kenya Emmanuel Alim Midfielder January 30 Free Rongai 20
Kenya Vincent Okoth Striker January 30 Free Vapor 26
Kenya Obadiah Ndege Striker February 27 Loan Posta Rangers 22

Transfers out[edit]

Transfers out
Player Position Date Reason To Age
Kenya Arthur Weyula[10] Defender January 6 Free Top Fry AllStars 30
Kenya Leonard Ochieng Striker January 10 Free Kibera Black Stars 22
Kenya Edgar Omollo Defender January 17 Free Kibera Black Stars 18

Club[edit]

The Ligi Ndogo club house pictured in 2011.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Germany Oliver Page
Assistant head coach Kenya Bernard Ndichu
Goalkeeper coach Kenya Ken Opiyo
Fitness coach Kenya John Zane Midambo
Medical director Kenya Fred Onsakia
Reserve team coach Kenya Evans Ogutu
Academy director Democratic Republic of the Congo Ibrahim Mbikalo
Youth team manager Kenya Mikhail Mwaniki
Match analyst Kenya Chris Amimo
Team administrator Kenya Calvin Odhiambo

Source: Ligi Ndogo

Managerial changes[edit]

Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment
Kenya Bernard Ndichu (caretaker) Demoted 9 November 2013 4th Germany Oliver Page March 2014

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Tsunami Sportswear
Sponsor(s): Ligi Ndogo, Sandlanders Football

Home
Away
Third

Source:[citation needed]

Competitions[edit]

Legend

      Win       Draw       Loss

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
National Super League 6th TBD 15 March 2014 TBA
GOtv Shield 2nd round 4th round 31 May 2014 7 September 2014

Last updated: 7 September 2014
Source: Competitions

Pre-season[edit]

National Super League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
4 Oserian 15 7 3 5 18 14 +4 24
5 Nairobi Stima 14 4 7 3 10 9 +1 19
6 Ligi Ndogo 15 3 8 4 14 15 −1 17
7 Kariobangi Sharks 14 3 7 4 11 14 −3 16
8 Bidco United 15 3 5 7 8 13 −5 14

Updated to games played on 24 August 2014.
Source: National Super League (Zone A)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1The winners of the 2014 FKF President's Cup will qualify for the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
15 3 8 4 14 15 −1 17 2 4 1 11 9 +2 1 4 3 3 6 −3

Last updated: 24 August 2014.
Source: National Super League (Zone A)

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Ground H A H A A H A H A H A A H H A
Result W L D W D L D D D W L D
Position 1 8 9 5 5 7 8 8 7 5 5 5

Last updated: 24 August 2014.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

GOtv Shield[edit]

Mid-season[edit]

This is a list of friendlies played during the course of the season.

  • ^ Attendance figures are estimates to the nearest 10.

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 21 April 2014.
No. Name Pos. Pre. League Mid. Total Discipline
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
2 Kenya Sven Yida AM 7 2 3 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Kenya Brian Yator AM 6 5 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Kenya Thomas Lugera ST 6 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kenya Wycliffe Njenga AM 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kenya Jackson Oketch ST 7 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kenya John Njoroge ST 6 6 0 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kenya Eric Kibiru AM 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Kenya Samuel Machio CM 5 1 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Kenya Evans Njuku RB 5 0 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Kenya Ken Kipruto LB 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Kenya Clifford Ouma ST 4 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
8 Kenya Nassor Yusuf AM 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Kenya Alex Luganji AM 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Kenya Collins Odawa AM 6 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 Nigeria Philip Ugochukwu CB 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 Kenya Mikhail Mwaniki RB 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Kenya Obadiah Ndege ST 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
6 Kenya Douglas Simiyu LB 6 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 Kenya Isaac Omari LB 7 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian Lubulu CM 7 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Kenya Vincent Okoth ST 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

* Repeated numbers are for jerseys shared in different matches.

Goalkeepers[edit]

Goals conceded as of 21 April 2014.
No. Name GP Goals conceded TGA AGA
Pre. League Cup[a] Mid.
22 Kenya Samuel Njau 7 1 6 0 0 7 1.00
18 Kenya Charles Ouma 6 4 5 0 0 9 1.50
Kenya Tom Muthomi[b] 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kenya Douglas Aswani 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.00
Totals 19 6 11 0 0 17 0.89

a.^ Includes the GOtv Shield, Jamhuri Day Cup and Madaraka Day Cup.
b.^ Tom Muthomi was released after four exhibition matches.

Season statistics[edit]

Total appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat. Player Pre. League Mid. Cup[a] Totals
TA ST SB Gs Ms TA ST SB Gs Ms TA ST SB Gs Ms TA ST SB Gs Ms TA ST SB Gs Ms
Goalkeepers
18 Kenya Charles Ouma 5 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 1 0 482
22 Kenya Samuel Njau 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 3 0 784
Kenya Douglas Aswani 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 94
Kenya Tom Muthomi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 140
Defenders
3 Kenya Mikhail Mwaniki 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 4 0 395
4 Kenya Evans Njuku 4 4 0 0 6 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 10 1 0 899
5 Nigeria Philip Ugochukwu 6 4 2 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 10 2 0 1051
13 Kenya Benjamin Kipruto 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 3 0 488
15 Kenya Isaac Omari 6 4 2 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 10 2 1 947
Kenya James Dundi 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 298
Kenya Brian Lutah 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 285
Kenya Brian Ochieng 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 315
Kenya Nashon Omondi 5 3 2 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 3 0 703
Midfielders
2 Kenya Sven Yidah 7 6 0 2 5 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 10 1 3 945
6 Kenya Douglas Simiyu 6 1 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 7 0 541
8 Kenya Alex Luganji 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 5 0 404
10 Kenya Samuel Machio Captain sports.svg 6 4 2 1 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 3 1 945
14 Kenya Collins Odawa 6 6 0 0 7 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 13 1 0 795
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo Christian Lubulu 4 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 5 0 324
17 Kenya Brian Yator 6 6 0 5 4 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 1 9 853
Kenya Emmanuel Alim 6 2 4 0 285 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 0 285
Kenya Eric Kibiru 6 2 4 1 298 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 1 298
Kenya Wycliffe Njenga 4 1 3 0 303 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 303
Kenya Brillian Ochieng 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 112
Kenya Nassor Yusuf 7 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 6 2 496
Forwards
7 Kenya John Njoroge 5 5 0 6 6 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 1 7 930
9 Kenya Obadiah Ndege 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 1 570
11 Kenya Thomas Lugera 6 2 4 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 5 3 401
12 Kenya Clifford Ouma 5 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 8 0 379
Kenya Jackson Oketch 7 6 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 2 1 581
Kenya Vincent Okoth 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 3 326

Last updated: 22 April 2014
a.^ Includes the GOtv Shield, Jamhuri Day Cup and Madaraka Day Cup.

Totals and averages[edit]

As of 4 May 2014.
Total House.svg Home GreenButton RightArrow.svg Away
Games played 16 6 10
Games won 9 3 6
Games drawn 4 1 3
Games lost 3 2 1
Clean sheets 6 2 4
Goals scored 33 16 17
Goals conceded 19 10 9
Goal difference +14 +9 +8
Average goals scored 2.06 2.67 1.70
Average goals conceded 1.19 1.17 1.30
Yellow cards Booked 19 9 10
Red cards Red card 1 0 1
League points 8 4 4
Winning rate 56.25% 50% 60%

Records[edit]

As of 22 April 2014.
Record Total House.svg Home GreenButton RightArrow.svg Away
Score Opponent(s) Score Opponent(s) Score Opponent(s)
Biggest win
Overall 5–1 Vapor 4–0 Hamza Combined 5–1 Vapor
Iron Strikers
League 4–3 FC Talanta 4–3 FC Talanta 2–0 Mahakama
Cup[1] TBD To be determined TBD To be determined TBD To be determined
Friendlies 5–1 Vapor 4–0 Hamza Combined 5–1 Vapor
Iron Strikers
Biggest loss
Overall 3–0 Posta Rangers 3–0 Posta Rangers) 3–0 Nakumatt
Nakumatt
League 3–0 Posta Rangers 3–0 Posta Rangers) 3–0 Nakumatt
Nakumatt
Cup[1] TBD To be determined TBD To be determined TBD To be determined
Friendlies 2–1 Ligi Ndogo Jr. 2–1 Ligi Ndogo Jr. n/a Not available
Record Overall House.svg Home GreenButton RightArrow.svg Away
No. Player(s) No. Player(s) No. Player(s)
Appearances 13 2 players 8 Sven Yida 6 Philip Ugochukwu (6)
Minutes played 1,051 Phillip Ugochukwu 310 Philip Ugochukwu 741 Philip Ugochukwu
Goals scored 9 Brian Yator 6 Brian Yator 3 Brian Yator
John Njoroge
Assists given 4 Jackson Oketch 2 Clifford Ouma 3 Jackson Oketch
Yellow cards Booked 2 Collins Odawa 2 Collins Odawa 1 Douglas Simiyu
Red cards Red card 1 Douglas Simiyu TBD To be determined 1 Douglas Simiyu

1 ^ Includes the GOtv Shield, Jamhuri Day Cup and Madaraka Day Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ligi Ndogo resume,no trials". Vincent Opiyo. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Former Ligi Ndogo keeper ready for offers". Patrick Korir. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ndogo, Ligi. "Ligi Ndogo location". Wikimapia-Let's describe the whole world. Wikimapia. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Super League kick-off postponed". Dennis Kituyi. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kituyi, p.13135.
  6. ^ Patrick Korir (27 January 2011). "http://www.futaa.com/football/article/page-joins-ligi-ndogo". Futaa.com. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ligi Ndogo - Team Roster". Ligi Ndogo Senior Football Club. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  8. ^ After Crystal Palace, Kilele misses out on Millwall Academy
  9. ^ Kibet tops scoring charts in Manchester
  10. ^ Weyula rejoins AllStars