Hesbon Nyabinge will be coach Salim Babu’s assistant at Western Stima FC as the Kisumu side seeks to stay afloat in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) with the remaining four fixtures.
Nyabinge, in his second day with his former club, says he is happy to be back in the top flight where he terms experience as being paramount. In an interview with Soka, the former Kenyan International also reveals his close friendship with Salim- one that he hopes brings better returns to the club.
”I am happy to be back in the top flight. There’s a lot of experience here and I also needed to advance in my career as a coach. Salim is a friend, played together at SoNy Sugar and he also coached me there so I working with him will be easy,” says Nyabinge.
Western Stima hasn’t had the best returns in the past few matches, losing its last two away games and currently sit 13th in the division, 3 points above 3rd from bottom Zoo FC of Kericho.
Nyabinge, however, believes that there is a lot of quality in the team and what they need now more than anything is mental toughness.
”Before the start of the season I organized a tournament in Mumias and Stima came, I saw a lot of quality in that team. the players are still here and we will work on instilling mental toughness in the remaining matches,” he adds.
He leaves Green Commandos under the tutelage of former premiership players Alloys Mangi and Francis Chinjili. The two, he has firm confidence that they will guide the schoolboys towards staying afloat in the second tier.
”Commandos will survive, we have done a lot of work with them and I know the two coaches Mangi and Chinjili will not waver in these remaining few matches,” he concludes.
Stima next hosts Mathare United in Kisumu on Sunday 19th.