KPL Coach quits

  Posted: 19 Jun 12, 09:22

By: Patrick Korir

Kenyan Premier League side Rangers FC will have to Coach seek as it’s interim Coach Jaffar Gichuki has quit.

Awaiting a release from the club

Fondly known as chuna, Gichuki has opted to forget about coaching to return to the field as a player with Coastal based Division One Zone A side Bandari his destination.

-This is to officially confirm that I stepped down as the Coach of Rangers FC. I did not speak much of my plans earlier as I was awaiting a release from the club, which I now have, he said to

-I am heading back to play, and I will be traveling to Mombasa this evening (Tuesday 19 June) for further talks with Bandari.

Niggling knee injury

-I was there in the past week for discussions and I can say all went well, we seemed to agree on the way forward, he added

Gichuki, a former Mathare United winger, had been in the ranks of Rangers since early 2011.

He was forced to miss playing this season due to a niggling knee injury but hang on to the club as an assistant Coach to Ezekiel Akwana, a post he assumed in August 2011.

A foreign Coach

From early April 2012, after the dismissal of Akwana, Gichuki was handed the Coaching role at the club and to confirm his exit is Rangers CEO Yobes Ongeri

-Yes, I can confirm that he has left, confirmed to

Very recently, and probably as a post Gichuki plan, the club announced that it will have a foreign Coach for the second leg that kicks off on Saturday 23 June 2012.


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