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.