Bandari’s Odhiambo trades the dugout for classroom


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

  • Bandari FC head coach Ken Odhiambo has ended his four-year stay at the Kenyan Premier League side to further his studies abroad, the former Nairobi City Stars boss said on Monday
  • Odhiambo said the decision was one of the hardest he has had to make, acknowledging the club's efforts to convince to stay on with the Dockers

Bandari FC head coach Ken Odhiambo has ended his four-year stay at the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side to further his studies abroad, the former Nairobi City Stars boss said on Monday.

Odhiambo said the decision was one of the hardest he has had to make, acknowledging the club’s efforts to convince to stay on with the Dockers.

“Everyone was shocked at the club but that’s life,” Odhiambo told Citizen Digital.

Odhiambo joined Bandari as an assistant coach under coach Twahir Muhiddin on August 19 2014 after being sacked at Harambee Stars where he served under the same position.

He rose to the position of head coach in December last year, taking over the reins from Ugandan tactician Paul Nkata who was fired after failing to replicate his ‘double double’ season with Tusker FC the previous year.

The former Posta Rangers boss could not hide his affection for the fans in his tribute, terming them as the best he has ever seen.

“I would really like to thank the fans too,they have been amazing during my four year stay at the club,it’s sad that am leaving them but they will always have a special place in my heart, I will always pray for the club and hope they achieve their goals.”

It remains to be seen whether his assistant Nassor Mwakoba will be leading the club for the upcoming matches as they look to appoint a new coach.

Odhiambo has left the club few days after their 1-1 stalemate against Mathare United in a Kenyan Premier League clash that was played in Mombasa.

Bandari are placed fifth on the KPL log with 33 points after 21 outings.

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