Coach Stewart Hall to name his AFC Leopards assistant

AFC Leopards Head Coach Stewart Hall is expected to name his assistant within a week as the club’s selection panel draws a shortlist of five coaches from a total of ten who applied for the position.

Ingwe weeded out their entire technical bench in late October, sparing the newly appointed Englishman as Ezekiel Akwana (former stand-in coach) Nicholas Muyoti (former assistant coach), Dick Francis (former goalkeeper trainer) and Joseph Milimu (Team Manager) all parted ways with the club.

The former Sofapaka FC boss was in charge of Leopards’ last two Kenyan Premier League (KPL) matches, losing both but will now have a fresh team to work with as he attempts to steer the 12-time champions back to their glory days.

Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi has said that the Executive Committee will meet today to receive the shortlisted names along with Hall’s plans.

“We are waiting for the coach to give us his proggramme today so that we may beggin the process of implementation in terms of planning and signing of new players,” Lilumbi told Citizen Digital.

Lilumbi added they are keen to put behind them this season’s heartaches and look forward to a promising future under Hall as they begin pre-season.

Initially, the Leopards management was supposed to go through the applicants’ CVs and the coach’s pre-season arrangements but opted to focus on ensuring they adhered to club licensing requirements and their last fixture for the season against Muhoroni Youth last weekend.

The Leopards however went on to slump to their 13th loss of the season, losing 2-1 at home to the Awasi-based club to add more misery to their already wretched campaign.

Ingwe is expected to play a series of friendly matches against Ugandan, Tanzanian and Rwandese opponents during the pre season as they gear up for the new season.