After long wait, Bandari finally make formal Odhiambo’s appointment


Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after ...
Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after scoring an own goal against Gor Mahia FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Mbaraki stadium in Mombasa county on April 28, 2016. Gor Mahia FC won the match 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • After much dilly-dallying, Bandari FC have finally confirmed the appointment of Ken Odhiambo as their new head coach replacing Bernard Mwalala, one month since he rejoined the club.
  • Mwalala was shown the door in January this year.
  • Odhiambo who has been part of the team’s technical bench in all their matches - played last month - will start his new role immediately.
  •  Twahir Muhiddin who held fort on interim basis will resume his duties as technical director.

After much dilly-dallying, Bandari FC have finally confirmed the appointment of Ken Odhiambo as their new head coach replacing Bernard Mwalala, one month since he rejoined the club.

Mwalala was shown the door in January this year.

Odhiambo who has been part of the team’s technical bench in all their matches – played last month – will start his new role immediately.

Twahir Muhiddin who held fort on interim basis will resume his duties as technical director.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Bandari FC vice chairperson Bernard Osero confirmed that they have taken the former Nairobi City Stars FC coach back after clearing with his predecessor.

“We have appointed him officially because we had to clear with Mwalala who had a contract with us,” said Osero through a phone call.

Ken has seen been in charge of Bandari training sessions recently and was also attending their matches both home and away rising the rumours of him coming back to Bandari.

Ken is not new at the Coast based team having been in charge of the team for four and a half years before leaving for further studies in July 2018.

He joined Bandari as an assistant coach under Twahir Muhiddin in August 2014 after being sacked at Harambee Stars where he served under the same position.

While in charge on interim basis, Muhiddin guided Bandari in seven matches as winning four, drawing two and losing only one match, in his first game in charge, against Gor Mahia.

The former Harambee Stars coach has lauded the decision by Bandari to appoint Ken whom he coached in his heydays at Oserian FC as the ‘right choice’ terming him as a person who understands well the cultures and tactics of the club.

“Ken is well versed with Bandari and that will help him and the team because we have been together and the players understand him too,” the soft spoken coach said.

With the league on an emergency break due to coronavirus, Bandari lie ninth in the table with 32 points after round 23.

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