Hall denies claims he is set to ditch the Leopard spots

AFC Leopards SC coach Stewart Hall instructs his charges against Tusker FC during their Kenyan ...
AFC Leopards SC coach Stewart Hall instructs his charges against Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on November 06, 2016. Tusker FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

AFC Leopards Head Coach Stewart Hall has denied claims he is on his way back to Tanzania after a short stint at the Den while admitting he has received several offers including those from outside Africa.

Hall denied after leading Leopards to the summit of the Kenyan Premier League log on Wednesday in Machakos that he had been approached by officials from Tanzanian giants Yanga to take the place of under fire Zambian George Lwandamina having previously enjoyed a fruitful spell at rivals Azam FC.

“I’m not ditching Leopards. It’s about doing what you think is good for you. I’m in a good working relationship with these players; you can see they are responding well to me.

“I’m also enjoying working with my technical bench so you wonder why I should be in a hurry to go,” the Englishman charged.

Reminded of his short-lived Sofapaka tenure in 2012 when he led them for only six matches, Hall said extreme circumstances forced him to make the hasty exit.

“Somebody forgot to pay me and another one was offering me money. What would do you in such a situation?” he quipped.

Hall was hired in September 2016 after interim manager Ezekiel Akwana was fired a few weeks after he succeeded Belgian Ivan Minnaert.

Hall beat 49 applicants to land the hot Ingwe managerial seat with club Secretary General Oscar Igaida describing him as the Biblical Moses during his high profile unveiling.

“I can assure everybody I will be working hard to change the fortunes of a famous and a fantastic club to get them back on the road they deserve to be on.

“I’m here because I want to be here. I have taken a drop in my salary and personal contractual terms because it is my choice to be here,” emphasized Hall when he was first presented to the public on September 31.

Hall has led Leopards to the top of the KPL log after three rounds with two wins a draw, a record matched by Bandari FC in the 18-team table but Ingwe have a superior goal difference.

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