No hard feelings after unceremonious KCB exit, says Ayany

It’s been nine months since KCB FC suspended and eventually parted ways with Elvis Ayany in a purge that also pushed out the door, Ezekiel Akwana and then team captain Dennis Orenge.

The trio were deemed to be promoting disunity among the playing unit by the club’s hierarchy thus their dismissal and speaking publicly for the first time about the incident, Ayany, who also featured for the bankers as a player, confirmed that he harbours no hard feelings towards his former club and that him and KCB came to a mutual understanding for his departure.

No ill feelings

“Whatever happened, happened and I have no ill feelings towards my former club because I owe a lot to them. I played there as a youngster and begun my stint as a professional coach there. I am okay with how things turned out and I just wish them all the best in the new season and beyond.

“We came to a mutual understanding and we parted ways in the most amicable of ways.”

Ayany, who is currently out of work and doing community based coaching in Dagoretti, orchestrated KCB’s return to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in 2018 ending a three year stay in the second tier.

He came in at the tail end of that season to replace John Kamau and led the team to seven straight victories in the final stretch of the season to secure promotion behind league winners Western Stima.


After promotion, Ayany was dropped to the assistant role with Frank Ouna coming in for the team’s return to the KPL, it is at this period, just one month into the 2018/19 season that the former Ulinzi Stars man was suspended.

“Like I have told you, I harbor no hard feelings at all towards KCB and the top bosses. What happened is normal in football. Coaches get replaced all the time, it is the nature of the sport,” he opined.

Ayany, who is currently accepting offers to coach anywhere across the top three divisions in the country, is not ruling out a return to KCB in the future but is happy with his current situation as he is giving back to the young generation who harbor dreams of making it to the topflight and beyond.

“With this game you never know where you will end up but as a coach you have to be always ready to take up a new opportunity when it arises.

Nurturing talents

“I am currently in Dagoretti working with the kids and trying to share my experiences with them. We have a lot of talent in the country and I am glad that I’m doing something towards nurturing these talents,” he concluded.