Goal can exclusively reveal that plans are at advanced stage to have the club renamed to Umeme FC before the National Super League season kick-offs in two weeks time.
Stima chairman Laban Jobita has confirmed that they have started the process of renaming the team before the season kicks-off. “People feel that the name Western Stima suggests that the team is meant for Nyanza community which is not the case.
“We want to have a national appeal and that is why we want to re-brand and name it Umeme FC. This is a team that has roots all over and we want to show it through the name. We will start the process of renaming it after the season has kicked-off.”
Two seasons ago, Kenya Revenue Authority renamed to Ushuru FC but were afterwards relegated from the top flight. Western Stima were also relegated last season alongside Muhoroni Youth.