Divaldo, Sofapaka part ways after a spate of poor results

Sofapaka FC head coach Divaldo Alves has stepped down from his position at the team after a run of bad results, the club President Elly Kalekwa has confirmed.

The coach, who took up the role at the start of the season as part of an agreement between the club and partners Living 3D, has not had a very smooth run, especially in the recent past, with the team winning just one of their last five matches.

Failed targets

Kalekwa, speaking to Soka revealed that after the 2-2 draw in their last match, the coach indicated that he will no longer occupy the position, having failed to achieve his set targets so far in the season.

“After the losses to Nzoia Sugar and AFC Leopards, the coach had hoped he would get a win over Kakamega Homeboyz but that ended in a draw and he informed me of his decision to resign.

“He is a good coach and he felt these recent results don’t reflect his true status as a tactician. It is what it is and we have to move on,” he said.

Baraza reinstalled

Going forward, Kalekwa confirmed that John Baraza, who served as Divaldo’s assistant will be taking over as the head coach on a permanent basis.

“We have installed Baraza as the head coach on a permanent basis. We will not be searching for a new manager. The technical bench will be restructured to reflect that,” he added.

Baraza’s reign in this latest stint will start against Wazito FC on Sunday 10 November at the Narok County Stadium. It will not be a new role for the former Kenyan international who also played for Sofapaka, he has been there on three separate periods before.

Sofapaka have so far managed eight points from eight matches.