NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – Immediate former Police FC coach Kassa Mbugo has arrived in Kenya from Rwanda to seal a deal that will see him appointed new Bandari FC head coach, a post that has been vacant since the sacking of veteran Twahir Muhiddin.
The Rwandese tactician told Capital Sport he is looking forward for fruitful talks as he aims at turning a new leaf in his career.
“As per now, nothing is finalised as yet. I am just in for talks with them and possibly if there are agreements I will start working immediately.”
Mbugo, who was relieved off his duties at Police FC after the conclusion of the 2015/2016 season, will have a chance of watching the team later on Wednesday evening when they take on Sofapaka at the Mbaraki Sports Complex.
Assistant coach Ken Odhiambo, who has been standing in since Muhiddin left is hoping he can guide the Dockers back to the top half of the table as they are currently placed 11th on 23 points.
The GOtv Shield champions had a pre-season target of finishing within the top three, improving on their fourth spot placing last season and Odhiambo is confident they still can achieve that with 12 games remaining.
“Yes, the target is still there. If you look at the standings, there is a small gap between us and the teams at the top. It is just about taking every match with seriousness and playing well. We now have a good team,” Odhiambo said.
“The problem that had been there before is that we had not gelled as a team. The cohesion is getting there and the young boys are coming in really strong. I am positive the results will change.”
Bandari has won only one of their last five matches against Muhoroni Youth and they will be hoping to keep up with their new found touch, especially with confidence picked from progressing to the GOtv Shield round of 16 last weekend.