Musyoki resigns as Tusker boss, ceases being KPL chair

Tusker FC players hurdle during their match against AS Port Louis 2000 in the first leg ...
(FILE)Tusker FC players hurdle during their match against AS Port Louis 2000 in the first leg of the preliminary round of the 2017 CAF champions League at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani on February 11, 2017. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

James Musyoki has resigned as Tusker FC boss, effectively relinquishing his role as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Chairman, just over two weeks after his official unveiling  by the KPL Governing Council.

Dan Aduda –  who deputised for Musyoki during his reins at the club – was elevated to replace him on Thursday with the club’s CEO Charles Obiny confirming the developments.

According to KPL regulations, Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier – Musyoki’s predecessor and who has held the position for the last three years – provisionally takes over with his side having finished first runners-up in the previous campaign.

“Musyoki has resigned to concentrate with his businesses. He has been a very successful chairman and as the CEO i’m proud of the his leadership the time we worked together.

“We wish him all the best in his future endeavors, he will always remain a friend of Tusker FC,” Obiny told Citizen Digital.

He added the gap Musyoki leaves is well taken care of, observing Aduda has learnt a lot from his predecessor.

“He (Aduda) is definitely up to the task, having worked under Musyoki for a long period. He has a clear vision of the club and I expect all to go well even in the current season.”

Musyoki became the KPL chairman by the virtue of his side winning the 2016 title and was set to serve in the capacity for, at least, a one-year period with the possibility of a term extension should the Brewers retain successfully defend their crown.

KPL hierarchy have confirmed receiving Musyoki’s letter of resignation with the official part of a quartet against whom proceedings were opened by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for scuttling the expansion composition of the top division from 16 to 18 teams.

The other three are Rachier, founder Bob Munro and CEO, Jack Oguda.

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