NAIROBI, Kenya May 12- Former Sony Sugar head coach Leonard Odipo has been hired by Muhoroni Youth as the club’s Technical Director.
Odipo, who resigned from his post at Sony on April 14 citing sabotage, will be tasked with assisting the technical bench led by James ‘Odijo’ Omondi as they aim to break into a top three finish this season.
Confirming the development to Capital Sport, Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala believes the former Tusker FC assistant coach will be a vital addition to the club.
“He is a very good coach and I believe what he adds to the team on top of what we already have in the technical bench will help us achieve our dream, and that is to finish within the top three,” Adagala said.
However, Odipo comes into the job at the backdrop of a poor outing in his first ever coaching stint, having failed to pick up any win at Sony, collecting paltry three points from three draws in eight games he was in charge.
At Tusker where he was in charge for the last three games of last season, he managed to lead the team to two wins and a loss.
The Muhoroni regime though is holding belief that Odipo is the missing piece in their jigsaw and hope he will spur them to better performances.
“A good team is always determined by a good technical bench which has depth in knowledge. I am pleased with the inclusion of Odipo and I hope he brings into the team an extra edge and I believe he will make us better as we learn from each other,” Muhoroni coach Omondi stated.
The youthful tactician who has experience in coaching, having managed KCB FC and Agro Chemical has propelled the team into a good start this season.
This is despite coming under immense pressure to match whatever Paul Nkata achieved with the team last season before crossing over to Tusker at the beginning of this year.
Muhoroni are placed eighth on the SportPesa Premier League standings on 17 points and will be facing AFC Leopards on Saturday.
“That is a very tough match but we want to ensure we win. We had a target to reach 26 points by the end of the first leg. With three games remaining it might seem tough but we want to see if we can push for it. We lost last weekend and it will be important to bounce back,” the coach added.
The Sugar Millers has beaten AFC Leopards only twice in eight attempts.