Top coaches slug it out for Nzoia Sugar FC job

Up to 24 coaches have applied for vacant head coach role at Nzoia Sugar FC.

The job fell vacant when Collins Omondi was suspended by the millers in March following a string of poor results while the club also recently revoked the appointment of veteran goalkeeper trainer Sylvester Murukurwa as the team’s head coach.

However Murukurwa will still be part of the technical bench, deputizing whoever will be picked as the lead tactician with former midfielder John Muraya serving as the team manager.

Citizen Digital understands that former AFC Leopards coaches Gilbert Selebwa, James Nandwa, Edward Manoah and Ezekial Akwana were among the 24 applicants who applied for the vacant coach position.

Experienced coaches Michael Nam, Yusuf Chipo, and former Nairobi Stima coach Leonard Odipo, former Muhoroni Youth coach George Maina, former Bandari assistant coach Ibrahim Shikanda, Francis Xavier and Sylvester Wanyama, are also in the race to succeed Collins Omondi.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Nzoia chairman Evans Kadenge said he’s confident of landing a qualified trainer ahead of the new 2020/21 season primed for 28th November kick off.

“The interviews have already been conducted and the new coach will be announced anytime within the week,” club boss Kadenge told Citizen Digital, adding that, “We received at least 24 applications before the deadline elapsed on October 13. We’ve left the recruitment to the Human Resource Department and we expect to have the new coach anytime.

“We are of course going for the best and most qualified candidate who can help the club restore its lost glory. It is our hope that he will have enough time to prepare the team for the new season,” he concluded.

The Sudi based side has so far secured services of former Bandari duo of Moses Mudavadi and Cliff Kasuti, goalkeeper Mustapha Oduor, Felix Oluoch (Posta Rangers), Eric Mango (KCB), Kevin Maliachi (APS Bomet), Titus Kapchanga (St Anthony’s Kitale), Brian Wanyonyi and Jeremiah Juma (Unattached).

Nzoia finished 15th in the abandoned 2019/20 season after garnering a paltry 13 points from 22 fixtures.