Ex-Vihiga coach Mafuta opens up on resignation
Recently dismissed Vihiga Bullets head coach Evans Mafuta cites unfriendly working environment and assault from club fans led to his resignation.
On October 20, self-proclaimed club chairman Hussein Kiharangwe descended on Mafuta with kicks and blows immediately after his side lost 3-0 to Kariobangi Sharks at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, accusing the tactician of poor performance.
Speaking to the Citizen Digital desk, Mafuta emphasized poor performance from his side, which induced a bad attitude between the fans, hence unconducive working environment.
The young tactician still cries for justice after fans heckled him following the 4-0 loss against Poster Rangers at Thika Stadium.
Mafuta blamed the authorities for being heavy eyed for lapse in fate against those who contributed to assaulting him.
The former Nairobi Stima coach couldn’t bear with the stigma hence renouncing Bullets task.
“According to fans, it is bad results but in reality, there was no conducive environment for me to work. Again, the assault from fans. I had no option but to resign,” said Mafuta.
“I will be relieved if those who assaulted me can be identified…. I need justice,” he added.
Kakamega County FKF chair Allan Muhando sidelines the organization from the assault fate, saying Bullets fans assaulted Mafuta and he should seek justice from his former employer.
Following chaos, Bullets fans are barred from Kakamega based stadiums.
“After we completed our investigations, we realized Mafuta was abused by fans affiliated to his side by then. As a Federation, we only deal with a case if the opponent’s side was attacking. In his case, Bullets should be at par to decide on the punishment. Regarding the Bullets fans behavior, we have decided to bar them from all Kakamega grounds during Bullets fixtures,” said Muhando.
The new kids on the block haven’t registered any win yet following the seven matches they have played in the top flight league.
Former Western Stima coach and veteran tactician Abdullah Juma takes charge with high hopes for better progress.
Bullets who are tailing the log with a point, will host Gor Mahia FC on Thursday evening at Bukhungu stadium with hopes to earn a point from the league giants.