NAIROBI, Kenya, September 17- Harambee Stars assistant coach James Nandwa was on Tuesday confirmed as AFC Leopards interim coach with immediate effect with the club’s former playing hero Mickey Weche named his assistant after a tumultuous day at the den.
Speaking while announcing the development, club chairman Allan Kasavuli said poor performance aggravated by the 3-1 loss to Chemelil Sugar over the weekend led to the sacking of the entire technical bench led by Belgian Luc Eymael as head coach, his assistant Nicholas Muyoti and Francis Xavier, the Team Manager.
“I agreed to take over the team until the end of the season when we shall sit down and access the situation. The way the team has been conceding cheap goals is my concern and that is the first thing I shall address when I join the players.
“I’m delighted to be involved in trying to save the reputation of this big club but at the moment, I’m still very much involved with Harambee Stars and we have discussed my coming here with everyone concerned with the national team and they are okay with it,” Nandwa told Capital Sport.
The two tacticians will be unveiled on Wednesday to players during their training session while the goalkeeper trainer and Team Manager will be announced later on.
“Today we are seating here as the members of the national executive committee of AFC Leopards, we had a meeting concerning our recent poor performance of our team. We have come to a conclusion that the entire technical bench lead by Eymael be terminated,” Kasavuli stated.
Secretary General George Aladwa echoed his chairman’s sentiments saying that the club is still in contention of the league.
“We had an agreement with the coach that he must win the title but now since he has failed to do so we opted for another person, we have also fired the team’s security,” Aladwa added.
With only six matches remaining, Ingwe have failed to win four of their last matches and are placed in seventh position with 32 points nine behind league leaders Gor Mahia.