NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6- For the second time, Muhoroni Youth has raided City Stars for the services of a head coach, picking up John ‘Bobby’ Ogolla as their new head coach, replacing James Omondi who was sacked last month.
Last season, Muhoroni poached Paul Nkata from City Stars, who went on to push them to an eighth position finish after finding them wallowing in the relegation zone.
“Bob’s (Ogolla) record in Kenyan football speaks for itself and it was not hard making the decision. He is a good coach with a decent track record and we are optimistic he will help us to attain our target of finishing in the top three this season,” Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala revealed to Capital Sport.
Ogolla will start work with Muhoroni when the second leg begins in July after formally ending contract with City Stars, a team he joined at the start of the season after resigning as Gor Mahia assistant coach.
Speaking to Capital Sport, Ogolla said, “At the moment we have not agreed on anything but i will speak when i start work officially. For now I’m still City Stars coach.”
The ‘six million dollar man’ as most of his peers refer him, has not had a smooth time at the Kawangware based club just like his predecessors Nkata and Gabriel ‘Kingi’ Njoroge, and he had hinted in a previous interview with Capital Sport that he might call it quits.
He leaves the club second from bottom having 10 points in 15 matches coming off two wins and four draws.
The former Kenyan international will find Muhoroni Youth at a favourable position in the league as they sit sixth on the log on20 points, nine short of leaders Tusker FC.
Omondi was sacked despite helping Muhoroni to a good start to the season over what Adagala termed as indiscipline.
Assistant coach Tom Juma is expected to be in charge of the team throughout the month and will lead them to the KPL Top Eight semi-final on Sunday against Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo National Stadium.