Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tusker FC hnad coach Sammy Omollo marching orders

 Coach Sammy Omollo

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi
The heavy prize of  Under- performance has claimed yet another coach in Kenya
after former international Sammy Omollo was sacked as Tusker coach just
a day after the team lost their midweek fixture against Mathare United
1-0 at Nyayo Stadium.

The former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars International defender was
given his"marching orders" hardly 24 hours after team manager Neville Pudo had faced the same fate .

Assistant coach George Maina will act as head coach in the interim.
Tusker chairman James Musyoki confirmed the latest development but
declined to give reasons for sending away the duo.

"The board of the club met last week and made the decision to send
away the two and we are not obligated to give the reasons. It is the
boards prerogative," said Musyoki.

Omollo has always been a man under pressure since the team was
eliminated from the regional club tournament in Tanzania last month
without scoring a goal.
On Wednesday he hinted that his job could be on the line in a
post-match interview.  

win and Iam no exception. I have been under pressure since the league
started and it continues," he said.
Omollo leaves the club less than one year since he led them to winning
the KPL title during his first year incharge.
Regarding the loss of key players, Omollo said:"We have been badly hit
at the back following the departure of Brian Mandela to Sanlam Santos
in South Africa. The departure of Paul Were has also left us
struggling in midfield with luck of options."

"When Jerry Santos went to Coastal Union it hit us in midfield as well
and the new players will take time to recover. I feel like we are in a
normal transition," he said.
Omollo replaced now Rangers coach James Nandwa.

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