Sofapaka ring changes as Coach Baraza ‘steps aside’


Sofapaka ring changes as Coach Baraza 'steps aside'
Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza reacts during their SportPesa Premier League match at Kenyatta stadium on October 23, 2016. Sofapaka FC won 3-2. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • The replacement comes after a spate of poor results by the team losing their opening league match against Bandari, before winning their second match against Western Stima, but fell to Ingwe last weekend.
  • Physical Trainer Diallo Kwasi and Assistant Coach Martin Ndagano have also been dropped from the main team to the club’s youth team.

Sofapaka head coach John Baraza has stepped aside and his assistant Mike Mururi picked to take charge on Tuesday, barely two days after they were mauled 3-0 by AFC Leopards in a league match.

The club announced the changes on their official website adding that Mururi, a formerly international, will serve in an acting capacity ahead of the team’s next league fixture against Kariobangi Sharks in Wundanyi.

“We have asked coach Baraza to step aside as we plan to take him for further studies either in Norway or Germany. For now Mururi is in charge of the team as we prepare for our next match against Kariobangi Sharks and we will announce the new head coach anytime from tomorrow,” said Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa.

The replacement comes after a spate of poor results by the team losing their opening league match against Bandari, before winning their second match against Western Stima, but fell to Ingwe last weekend.

Physical Trainer Diallo Kwasi and Assistant Coach Martin Ndagano have also been dropped from the main team to the club’s youth team.

Bandari coach Ken Odhiambo is among those tipped to replace Baraza at Sofapaka.

 

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