Recently appointed Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Nicholas Muyoti did not need a lot of time to fit in at the club, and two matches later, his side has bagged four points and scored eight goals. He has attributed the good start to a good welcomes as well as a rapport with a number of the players.
Ahead of his appointed, alongside Peter Okidi as assistant coach, Kenyan international Allan Wanga was the caretaker coach.
Wanga was entrusted with steadying the ship after the sacking of Ugandan Paul Nkata and the handover was smooth, with Muyoti’s first game in charge seeing his team play to a 2 – 2 draw with Sofapaka before slamming six past Mount Kenya United.
Muyoti has previously worked with Wanga as player and coach at AFC Leopards and he admits their relationship from back then has been crucial in his uptake of the new job.
“Wanga and I had already worked together in our days at AFC Leopards and he is always a focused player and leader so when I came in it was not had to settle because we had that chemistry and of course the focus is on the same goal.
“It is not just him; here I found a technical team and players committed to lifting the club and they have been giving their all in matches and in training. When you have a team that is giving you 100% on and off the pitch, it is easier to work and that is the case here,” he told Soka.
Muyoti was an outright favorite for the job when the club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula declared he will be considering locals only after Nkata’s departure.
The former Kenyan international would soon switch from Nzoia Sugar, and he says so far all is good.
“I received a nice welcome here and there is a good working environment right from the management to the playing unit. It helps a lot as I try to deliver the club’s targets,” he added.
Next up for Muyoti will be a midweek clash against Gor Mahia on Wednesday 13 March and he will be keen on keeping his unbeaten start intact. The team is currently placed ninth with 21 points from 16 matches.