Henry Omino was unveiled as Kisumu All stars FC head coach yesterday- Monday 24th, at the team’s training base the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Sought for comment on his new role after spending some time off of football, the former Kisumu Posta and Western Stima coach couldn’t hide his delight at the new job- terming it something he likes to do.
”I’m happy to be given another chance to coach at the top level, a chance to do what I like most. I’ve been out for two years and I am happy to be here,” Omino told Soka in a Tuesday morning interview.
Having had his hands busy with Western Stima in the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season, the veteran coach wouldn’t engage in any coaching capacity after his exit from the Powermen and cites personal reasons for not doing so. He could have been happy to jump at another offer but he bided his time.
”There are some things I was handling that could not allow me to engage in a full-time job and. Everything is sorted and now I am ready,” continues the experienced tactician who will be assisted by former head coach Francis Oduor and Andrew Aroka.
Kisumu All Stars are one of the two new entrants into the Kenyan top flight league and Omino believes they deserve to play at the top level having watched the in the National Super League. All Stars finished the NSL campaign placed second on the log and he feels deserve more credit than they are getting.
”I want to congratulate the players for having worked so hard. They started as underdogs and proved everyone wrong by qualifying for the league,” continues Omino who cites the top flight as a different caliber of competition.
”The top flight is different and the results cannot be the same, we will do some reinforcements, add some experienced players- maybe four or five. Before the end of the week, we will have some in the team- youthful players who have been in the premier league,” he reveals.
From their Tuesday training session, All Stars have allowed players from all over to have a feel of their sessions for possible selections. Most of them, drawn from low tier clubs, are angling at a move to the Kisumu county sponsored team.