Tusker Premier League giants AFC Leopards SC have reportedly
parted ways with their Head Coach Tom Olaba barely three months after
appointing him to replace Jan Koops.
Ingwe has had a rocky start; losing two, drawing two and winning only one of the five matches it has played this season and is twelfth in the sixteen-team log with five points.
Jan Koops guided the club into finishing third last season behind Tusker FC and perennial rivals Gor Mahia but the Dutchman was sacked alongside his deputy Mickey Weche and Technical Director Noah Wanyama.
They almost hired Portuguese Vitor Salvado at the beginning of the season but ‘noticed’ massive irregularities in the documents he had presented while applying for the post and henceforth appointed Olaba, who was initially scheduled to be the Assistant Coach, to take over the post.
The former Mtibwa Sugar FC tactician has not had it smooth since taking over. Two subsequent draws against Chemelil and SoNy Sugar FC and the 3-2 loss to Karuturi Sport were enough for the club’s fans to start calling for his dismissal.
The 1-0 win over Western Stima on Sunday 17 March however seemed to have saved the blushes for the outspoken Olaba and he was vocal in calling for the fans to be patient as the team was on a ‘transition.’ The team was however beaten 2-1 by Muhoroni Youth FC on Saturday 30 March and that was the last nail in Olaba’s coffin it seems.
-The coach has been sacked and left the Mumias camp this
evening, Monday 1 April. John Busolo and Nicholas Muyoti will be in charge of
the team before a new coach is brought on board, a source who sought anonymity
Ingwe is said to be hunting for an experienced foreign coach and will announce the successful candidate next week.