Former Leopards manager Selebwa shifts focus to coaching


Former Kakamega Homeboyz FC coach Gilbert Selebwa reacts during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under 20 ...
Former Kakamega Homeboyz FC coach Gilbert Selebwa reacts during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under 20 Championship against AFC Leopards SC at Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Nairobi on December 22, 2016. Selebwa has rejoined AFC Leopards as Team Manager. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards immediate former team manager Gilbert Selebwa has shifted his focus on landing a coaching role, preferably with a foreign club within the continent.
  • Selebwa quit his team manager role at the 12-time champions last month to “pursue a coaching course” but is already plotting a return to the dug-out.

AFC Leopards immediate former team manager Gilbert Selebwa has shifted his focus on landing a coaching role, preferably with a foreign club within the continent.

Selebwa quit his team manager role at the 12-time champions last month to “pursue a coaching course” but is already plotting a return to the dug-out.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Selebwa opined that his chances of landing the job are ‘high’ having already made applications to a number of clubs in Zambia, Botswana,Uganda and Tanzania.

“As for now, a lot of clubs in Kenya are occupied and so because of that, I have decided to ask for the job in other clubs outside the country,”he said.

“I’m trusting in God that before the end of the year I will have landed the job in one of those teams,”the former Coastal Union head coach said.

Selebwa who coached Muhoroni Youth in 2017 has alluded that his experience is the ‘best bargain’ after going through the coaching ranks at KCB, Oserian, Congo United, Muhoroni Youth, Shabana and even Kakamega Homeboyz.

“Any team that will land my services will benefit for I helped AFC Leopards to be promoted to the top-tier in 2010, Kakamega Homeboyz U-20 team reached the finals of the youth tournament and my input at Oserian and Congo United cannot be erased,” Selebwa added.

The former Oserian coach has at the same time scolded local clubs for giving foreign coaches priority at the expense of the local tacticians.

According to Selebwa, time has come for the clubs to entrust Kenyan coaches with the jobs, as they are more than capable.

“It’s not fair to us (hiring of foreign coaches).They are accorded everything they need yet their local counterparts do not to get the privileges…

“Look at Gor Mahia for instance.  Interim coach Zedekiah ‘Ziko’ Otieno has been doing his job in building the club and sharpening it yet foreign coaches come and harvest the fruits. Why should you not pay our own coaches Ksh 600, 000, give him a car and a better house instead of doing that to foreign coaches ?”

 

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