Melis Medo bolts out of Sofapaka


Sofapaka FC owner Elly Kalekwa and new coach Mellis Medo during his unveiling ahead of 2019 ...
(FILE)Sofapaka FC owner Elly Kalekwa and new coach Mellis Medo during his unveiling ahead of 2019 season at Eastleigh High school in Nairobi on November 10, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • American Melis Medo has left his role as head coach of Sofapaka FC citing interference with his work since his appointment three months ago.
  • The former Nakumatt FC head coach has had a bad start to the 2018/19 KPL season with Batoto Ba Mungu,winning just one match in seven assignments  and sit 11th on the log with seven points.

American Melis Medo has left his role as head coach of Sofapaka FC citing interference with his work since his appointment three months ago.

Medo blasted un-named club officials claiming they have been forcing some decisions down his throat.

The former Nakumatt FC head coach has had a bad start to the 2018/19 KPL season with Batoto Ba Mungu,winning just one match in seven assignments  and sit 11th on the log with seven points.

 Speaking to Citizen Digital Medo said he had a meeting with club owner Elly Kalekwa last night to let him know of his decision to leave the 2009 KPL champions, though Medo further noted that the decision was already made last week.
”I have left the club, I am not going back there, I am done with Sofapaka. There’s a bad, old regime there which is dragging Elly.
“The owner is such a nice guy but some of the club officials have been forcing me to make some technical decisions, I cannot tolerate that,’’ said Medo.

Sofapaka FC chairman Elly Kalekwa (L) with coach Sam Ssimbwa during their SportPesa Premier League match against Sony Sugar FC at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru on March 19, 2017. Sony Sugar won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Sofapaka FC chairman Elly Kalekwa (L) with coach Sam Ssimbwa during their SportPesa Premier League match against Sony Sugar FC at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru on March 19, 2017. Sony Sugar won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha./Citizen

The former Nakumatt FC(now Mt Kenya United) head coach revealed that the problems begun  at the start of the season just after their season opener against his former club Nakumatt.

Medo admitted his decision to leave the club was “difficult” but reckoned he could not work under the prevailing conditions.

On the poor start to the campaign, he said he had laid down a raft of measures to get the former champions ticking.

He said: “We were playing so well but some people inside the club didn’t like the way we played. Of course we didn’t start the season well but we were on the process of transition.

“There are guys there who were forcing me to play certain players, how can I do that yet a player doesn’t show up for training? No, we cannot work like that,” added Medo.

Sofapaka FC players line-up for a team photo before their FKF-Shield semi-final match against AFC Leopards at the Kasarani Stadium.IMAGE/Jacob Kelly/Sportpicha/Citizen

Medo has not had a dream start with Sofapaka winning just one match out of the seven played so far and currently sit  11th on the log with seven points.

It remains to be seen whether the club’s President Elly Kalekwa will elevate John Baraza to lead the club, having steadied the ship in 2018.

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