I’ll be back to the dugout soon, says Mwalala amid Yanga interest


(FILE)Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala reacts during a past match. Photo/Stafford Ondego/...
(FILE)Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala reacts during a past match. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Mwalala has been out of work since his sacking at Bandari in January 2019 and now claims he's been sounded out by Yanga to be an assistant coach
John Kyandain Nairobi

Former Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala says he will be back to the dugout sooner than expected. Mwalala has at the same time intimated to Citizen Digital that he has attracted interest from Tanzania side Yanga and Biashara FC.

Mwalala has been out of work since his sacking at Bandari in January 2019 and now claims he’s been sounded out by Yanga to be an assistant coach while Biashara FC want him as head coach.

“Yanga have a coach from Tunisia so the position they had approached me for was to be the assistant coach for the team while Biashara was to be the head coach, so I have sent my papers and I am waiting for communication on the way forward ,” said Mwalala.

With Kenyan league on ice due to the pandemic, the former Kenyan international urged the government to consider allowing the resumption of sports, adding that its stoppage affected the good momentum that the fans were enjoying as well as crippling players’ fitness levels ahead of looming national team duties.

“I has been hard for most teams to find the right momentum because most of them didn’t even have time for preseason and money to sign players during the transfers and when the teams were trying to keep them the league was stopped again. It’s a sad situation in the country ,” he explained.

Most of this players get their daily bread through playing football. Now it seems like they are jobless because of how the clubs are struggling financially. I’m  urging the government to reconsider their stand and let football and other spotting activities to resume to save the league from sponsors running away because at the end of the day they will want visibility,” dded Mwalala.

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“I liked the fact that local players impressed a lot during the recent international duties, I am requesting the coach to continue with the trend as it offers exposure to the local players…,”Mwalala told Citizen Digital.

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