George Owoko has officially resigned from his position as head coach of National Super League (NSL) side Nairobi Stima putting an end to a two month suspension given to him by the club in April.
Via a Facebook post, the former Tusker FC assistant coach, thanked Stima’s management as well as the players for the support that they accorded him through his one season with the club as well as confirming that he is open to any offers that may come his way.
Am confirming to you that I have requested the club management to resign from my position as a Head Coach of Nairobi Stima with immediate effect. I have enjoyed my stay with Nairobi Stima Fc players and I would like to make it clear that I will not be part of the team next season. I enjoyed working with Nairobi Stima players and was happy to be part of the team that went first leg unbeaten.
I will always be there to support the team and will be available for any advise to the young players since majority of them are my product and I know they will miss me and I will miss them too but it’s part of life. I also thank Nairobi Stima Management for the support they accord the team. I have decided to make the decision so that I can plan for my future. I have informed club management of my intended move and so they are aware of it. I will be open to other offers when good time comes.
Owoko joined Stima at the start of the previous campaign and led the team to an unbeaten first half of the season as they attempted to seal promotion to the topflight.
Issues between him and the club’s hierarchy arose at the start of the second half of the campaign and he was asked to step aside with his assistant Evans Mafuta taking over.
Mafuta, who also joined Stima together with Owoko after guiding Eldoret Youth to the NSL from the 3rd tier, led the Naivasha based side to the promotion playoffs where they sadly fell short of sealing promotion, losing to Posta Rangers 3-2 on aggregate after two legs.