Fresh from qualifying to play into Division one, the Global Field Evangelism GFE 105 team manager Henry Chelule wants to send his team to the National Super League on their first attempt.
GFE gained promotion to Division Two at the end of last season, a tier Chelule is not satisfied with.
He said their target is to wipe the tears of the last six years since they played in the NSL.
Last weekend, GFE defeated Ichuni combined from Central 2-0 with goals from Delany Mohammed and Brian Kiprotich at the Eldoret Showground to earn the promotion after failing to secure an automatic qualification during the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division Two Western Zone play-offs at the Otimong primary school grounds in Busia County.
The church-team lost at the finals to Kiminini Combined in post-match penalties in the four team play-offs that had Compel FC, Bungoma Super Stars and Nzoia’s Kiminini with the winner earning an automatic promotion and the loser going for the second play-off.
“When we started last season we warned ourselves that we have to get a promotion and play in Division One. We achieved our target and our next mission is to play one season in Division One and next season we want to be in the NSL,” said Chelule.
With Division One split into two zones A and B, the winner in each zone earns an automatic promotion to NSL and runners up face off at the play-off, Chelule said they want nothing better than automatic promotion.
“We are now in division 1, which is not easy but we have been there and we are ready for the challenge. The boys are up to the task. The same spirit the boys had in division 2, they are ready for the battle and if they play according to the instructions, they will no doubt be promoted,” said Chelule.
In zone B, GFE will be facing off with 16 other teams led by former NSL side APS Bomet (Bomet), former Kenya premier Zoo FC (Kericho), Green Commandos (Kakamega), Nyota FC (Bungoma), Sigalagala (Kakamega), Vegpro, Transfoc, St Joseph’s Youth, Bungoma Super Stars, MOFA, Muhoroni Youth, Sunderland Keroche, Bondo United, Nakuru Bucks and Kiminini Combined.