Division One League
In 2012, Ligi Ndogo began competing in the newly formed FKF Division One. On 24 May, head coach Ibrahim Mbikalo stepped down to coach the club’s under-15, under-16 and under-17 sides, and was replaced by Michael Kamure.
Kamure won his first match with the club, as Ligi Ndogo beat Iron Strikers 3–2 away from home on 19 May 2012. The team went on to win 9 more matches that season, culminating in a sixth-place finish, 22 points behind leaders Bandari. The following season, Kamure led Ligi Ndogo to 5 more wins before leaving in September 2013. Bernard Ndichu, his temporary replacement, helped the team finish fourth in the Zone A (Group 1) table, and thus gained promotion to the newly formed National Super League.
Former Nairobi City Stars coach Oliver Page, who had joined the club in 2011 as a technical advisor at the academy, took over the senior team in 2014. His first match in charge ended in a 1–1 draw at home against Kariobangi Sharks.