The un-ceremonious dismissal of the Tusker FC coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo was un-called for, especially when the team was recuperating from losing its influential players.
Lacking the scoring machines they should have and fresh from the curse that affect our teams whenever they are in regional outings, Tusker were supposed to compose themselves before they gain the momentum required to win the Kenyan Premier League title.
The decision to fire coaches at will by the club board of directors has been the order of the day where by just typing an sms, the next day a coach is out of a job.
Pamzo did a great job for the five time Cecafa club champions and his dismissal, when the league is just hotting up, was un-called for. The club could rather have ensured that the team recovers from losing dependable players instead of sacking the coach.
Too many abcences
With the void in place, even a toddler could see what was going to happen to this team that boasts great achievements in the Kenyan football circles.
The return of ever green Crispin ‘Song’ Olando could have rescued Tusker's ship from sinking, and Pamzo was just on the brink of reviving the striking department that has failed horribly.
Tusker is a great side with a water proof defence, but the recent 4-0 demolition by Gor-Mahia in the Top 8, tells you how the go- getter attitude that was with Tusker FC before they departed to Dar has been watered down by the same people expected to lay down mechanisms to ensure the team defended the KPL title comfortably.
With rumors alive that the club is seeking a foreign coach to take over from where Pamzo left, it is in doubt whether he (foreign coach) is going to add any value to the team. If the presence of the diaspora coach is going to take Tusker to second place in the league, which will not be an achievement at all, then it will mean a failure indeed for failing to retain the title.
Foreign coach won't mask Tusker issues
Much has been said of having a fresh blood at the hot seat but with history in place, I’m yet to see any foreign coach making an impact (of course winning KPL title)
Whether importing ideas from the foreign coaches is the new trend in Kenya, we have to be reasonable enough and not concentrate on outdated methodology of looking on one side of the coin at the expense of the other.
Tusker management should come to their senses and understand that there are times when the competition cannot be tamed to one horse as the other teams too, enjoy the same premier league privileges.Whether Tusker FC will make an impact in the remaining matches or not, the key issues will not be debatable. You must break the bank and buy new signings come next season because Tusker FC are the defending champions and they have to remain champions whatsoever.