Vihiga United Football Club have decided to let go of their technical bench in what appears to be a move aimed at rescuing the club from the impending downfall from the Kenyan top flight league.
According to a presser from the club, sent to newsrooms, the trio of head coach Mike Mururi, Assistants Xavier Francis and Tom Tera have been relieved of their duties from the club, just hours after the team’s 1-0 away loss to Zoo FC of Kericho.
”Vihiga United announces the sacking of head coach Mike Mururi his deputies Tom Tera and Francis Xavier. Club president Indimuli Kahi says the trio have been shown the doors due to dismal performance. He said a caretaker coach and deputy will be unveiled on Thursday,” reads part of the presser.
United currently linger in the 16th position- a relegation play-off position and have lost their last four matches.
The team has endured some tough financial difficulties over the course of the season with player go-slows, the height of it, a time when the playing united threatened not to show up for their first leg SoNy Sugar match.
Things have gone south for the club ever since with labored wins and little activity in the mid-season transfer window even as some of their best players walked out to greener pastures.
According to the statement from the club, firing the trio should help the club stay afloat.
”The move aimed at saving the team from being relegated. More details to be made when unveiling the new coach. We appeal to fans not to lose hope but continue supporting the team to avoid the chop. We appreciate your support,” it says.
United are doing their second season in the top flight having been promoted from the second tier at the end of the 2017 National Super League. After 24 rounds of KPL matches, they have 20 points- the same as 17th placed Zoo who have a game in hand.
They next play Mathare United in Bukhungu on the 17th.