Tusker appoint Timbe to replace ex-coach Nsimbe
Tusker FC have confirmed the appointment of Ugandan Sam Timbe as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side’s new head coach.
Club CEO Charles Obiny says the former Sofapaka tactician has agreed a two year deal with the 2016 champions and will be deputised by Francis Baraza who served as interim boss following the dismissal of George Nsimbe.
“I’m currently out of town but I know he is there. He was among the three coaches shortlisted for the job and I’m told he topped the list and was picked,” Obiny told Citizen Digital.
His appointment comes close to two months following the exit of his compatriot Nsimbe who oversaw Tusker’s bids to hold on to their league and Cup titles collapse in the hands of Gor Mahia FC and AFC Leopards.
Nsimbe’s exit was fuelled by a widened rift with senior members of the Tusker squad following his suggestion that a big chunk of his team were ‘too old’ thus incapable of performing at peak levels.
While at Sofapaka – where he managed until August 2015 – Timbe won the Gotv Shield title in 2014, before moving on to Uganda Premier League side Police FC.
His other outstanding records in the career include, winning league titles with SC Villa of Uganda, Atraco of Rwanda and Young Africans of Tanzania. His job has also yielded fruits at the CECAFA Kagame Cup-lifting the title four times with various teams to become one of the most colourful coaches in East Africa so far.
His immediate task will be to assemble a formidable squad at Tusker in a bid to revive their lost glory.
-Report by Chrispin Magak
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