American Medo unveiled as new Sofapaka coach


Sofapaka FC owner Elly Kalekwa and new coach Mellis Medo during his unveiling ahead of 2019 ...
Sofapaka FC owner Elly Kalekwa and new coach Mellis Medo during his unveiling ahead of 2019 season at Eastleigh High school in Nairobi on November 10, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Sofapaka FC have appointed American Melis Medo as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club's new head coach on a two-year contract
  • The former Nakumatt FC boss was unveiled on Saturday at Eastleigh High School with John Baraza who handled the side last season set to serve as his assistant

Sofapaka FC have appointed American Melis Medo as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club’s new head coach on a two-year contract.

The former Nakumatt FC boss was unveiled on Saturday at Eastleigh High School with John Baraza who handled the side last season set to serve as his assistant.

Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa said Medo was the right man to take the club forward, revealing that a number of several coaches had shown keen interested in the job before the decision was reached.

“Today is an important day for our club. We see Medo as the best fit for this club and we want to co-oparate with him to take the club forward to the next step,” Kalekwa said.

Medo led Nakumatt FC to finishing 16th on the KPL standings last season before helping the retailers retain their top flight status when they defeated Ushuru FC in the promotion playoffs.

“I want to thank Elly and everyone at the club. Last season the club had a great season but this one will even be better. We have big goals, big targets, big expectations and hopefully with everyone support we are going to achieve all of them,” Medo said.

He faces the momentous task of helping the club end its nine-year league drought having last won the KPL title in 2009 in their top flight debut year.

The club endured endured a trophyless season this year, falling short at the last hurdle as they lost to Kariobangi Sharks in the FKF Shield final.

“Obviously I would love to get a trophy here. When you have enough support the target is always to win big things so the boys should get their legs ready,” Medo added.

Baraza promised to give his full support for the new coach and added he was happy to work with him at the club.

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