Things ‘fell apart’ between Muhoroni and sacked Omondi

Muhoroni youth FC coach James Omondi reacts against Posta Rangers FC during their Sportpesa Premier ...
Muhoroni youth FC coach James Omondi reacts against Posta Rangers FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on February 14, 2016. Posta Rangers FC won 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

Muhuroni Youth FC Chairman, Moses Adagala maintains James Omondi was sacked as head coach on Monday despite the team’s encouraging performances in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) due to ‘serious misunderstanding between him and management.’

Omondi, who took over from current Tusker coach Paul Nkata at the end of last season was shown the door two days after Kakamega Homeboyz beat them 2-1 in a KPL match leaving them sixth on 20 points, eight behind leaders Tusker FC with a game to go before the mid-season break.

“He has caused problems in the club. We have a target to achieve and we can’t achieve it when a coach is not in good terms with players and management. Being at number six in the league is not everything, the yardstick for success goes beyond that, discipline is key,” Adagala charged when contacted.

He however, declined to state the exact charges levelled against Omondi that led to his acrimonious exit saying it was ‘an internal matter.’

The coach was unavailable for comment by the time of going to press with the club’s official Twitter feed announcing the pair had parted ways by ‘mutual consent.’

Former Harambee Stars international, Tom Juma will take interim charge with Adagala remaining non-committal on whether he will land the role full-time or they are shopping for a replacement.

“Juma has a two-year contract with the Under 20 team, but will be in charge of the team for now. We will be announcing later the long term coach after all relevant stakeholders decide.”

The former KCB and Agro Chemicals tactician leaves the club after guiding them to KPL top 8 semi finals, beating Sofapaka 3-0.

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