It’s hell working for Bandari, ex-coach now claims


(FILE)Bandari players in a work out at the Nyayo National Stadium.
(FILE)Bandari players in a work out at the Nyayo National Stadium.

By Chrisphine Magak

George Owoko, formerly with Bandari as Paul Nkata’s assistant is still in shock following the untimely demise of the club’s team manager Alfred Obwaka.

Obwaka succumbed to a reported heart complication on Wednesday- an occurrence Owoko terms mysterious and scary to ‘members of the club’s technical bench.’Grief as Bandari FC team manager Obwaka dies

“I’m out of Bandari. This place has a lot of issues. I’m even getting afraid following the sudden death of former team manager Alfred Obwaka,” he told Citizen Digital adding that, “He(Obwaka) was a very good man. In fact, he was the person giving people hope of working there. He could console you in a cunning manner if he realized you’re stressed up on an issue.”

The former Muhoroni Youth and Tusker assistant coach who has worked in the same capacity under the Ugandan Paul Nkata – in all the three Kenyan Premier League outfits says he now has to look for a club away from the Coast.

Owoko believes that time is ripe for him to head a team having garnered enough skills as his previous work- stations

In startling claims, Owoko termed his sojourn at Bandari as ‘hell’. “I now want to look for a team to head. I have served diligently at several clubs and I think I deserve to be a head coach,” he said.

Together with his confidant Nkata, they joined the Dockers in December 2016 on a two-year deal which was cut short when they were fired in December 2017.

Former Tusker FC coach Paul Nkata instructs his charges against Bandari FC during their KPL Top 8 Tournament match at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on May 01, 2016. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com
(FILE)Former Tusker FC coach Paul Nkata instructs his charges against Bandari FC during their KPL Top 8 Tournament match at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on May 01, 2016. His time at the Mombasa based side has come to an end.Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha

Nkata has since been appointed head coach of Ugandan Premier League side Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

Coach Ken Odhiambo has since been elevated as head coach at Bandari, with Nassor Mwakoba as his deputy, while former captain and Kenya international Wilson Oburu has been appointed goalkeeper trainer cum assistant team manager

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