Nzoia fires coach over poor results
Kenya Premier League (KPL) side Nzoia Sugar have sacked head coach James Omondi ‘Korea’ over a string of poor performance.
The former Kenyan international’s fate was sealed in the wake of their 2-3 loss to Kakamega Homeboyz a week ago with former captain and Bukembe F.C tactician Sylvester Murukurwa poised to take over.
The former skipper who captained the side in the 90s was in the dugout on Saturday as the team took on KCB, a match that ended 0-0.
However, the management under new chairman Evans Kadenge dismissed the claims adding that they had asked Omondi to step aside pending the determination of his future and that he had not been sent packing as widely speculated.
“We have asked Omondi to step aside as we discuss his future but we are going to issue a comprehensive statement next week on Thursday. Performances’ have been poor and it was expected for such a decision to be taken if results did not come by,” he told a local publication.
The sugar millers have been dismal this season and sit precariously in the bottom three with the relegation shocker knocking closely.
The going has not been easier for the soft-spoken former goalkeeper who joined the club in August 2019 but is yet to taste a single victory since then.
It remains to be seen if the change of guard could bring some sweet taste to one of the most battle-hardened outfits in the Kenyan topflight.