Ulinzi Stars have set the momentum for other clubs to follow after previous uproar over ungrateful treatment of former players by offering former keeper and international custodian Francis Onyiso a role as the team’s goalkeeping coach.
Way to go
The goalkeeper hung his gloves on Friday 13 January and was followed by an installation into the Ulinzi Stars’ Hall of Fame, then thereafter appointed the goalkeepers’ coach, a move which AFC Leopards defender Nicholas Muyoti has hailed as a precedent to other Kenyan Premier League teams.
Speaking to futaa.com, Muyoti, who served at the same time with Onyiso in the national team said the move was a right one in an attempt to build players’ morale.
-Ulinzi Stars has just reaffirmed its place as one of the country’s greatest teams by the appointment of Francis Onyiso as coach. This shows that the club has players’ affairs at heart and the appointment shall go a long way to motivate other players. On behalf of Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA) I would like to congratulate Ulinzi for the move, said Muyoti.
The past few days have seen fans raise an outcry over clubs’ treatment of players after Japhary Oyando and Julius Owino were dropped from Tusker and Gor Mahia respectively. Owino has since been installed as a member of Gor Mahia’s coaching staff while Oyando has joined KCB to continue with an illustrious football career.