Kisumu All Stars Football Club has fired head coach Henry Omino, assistant coach Andrew Aroka and goalkeeper trainer Joseph Ongoro, this is confirmed by the club’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Nicholas Ochieng, on Monday 6th afternoon at his office.
Ochieng, who cited poor performance from the trio, revealed that the incoming figure would only serve on an interim basis as the club sources for the one person that could turn their season around.
”I call this presser to update you on the technical change that we are making at Kisumu All Stars. As you are aware we have not been performing well and we thought it wise through the Kisumu All Stars board to do a bit of technical change and see if we can get better results,” says Ochieng at his office.
All Stars have only recorded two wins from 15 matches in Kenya’s top division and were recently taken down by a massive 4 goal difference by Kakamega Homemboyz in Kakamega. The CEO says after consultations with the board, it was deemed necessary to relieve the trio of their duties at the side.
”In the changes, we have asked the head coach to step aside. We’ve also asked one assistant coach to step aside, and the goalkeeper trainer too,” continues the CEO.
Taking over the reins at the club will be KNVB-trained Arthur Opiyo.
”As a board, we have decided to have an interim coach- Arthur Opiyo who will be with the team for a period of one month as we receive applications from interested coaches,” reveals Ochieng.
The club has, however, retained the rest of the technical team with Evans Oketch- physical trainer, keeping his role at the side that sits 3rd from bottom in the Kenyan Premier League log. Francis Oduor, who led the team back to the premiership, will be the assistant to Mr. Opiyo who has spent most of his coaching years in Germany.
”For continuity, Mr. Francis Oduor will step up as the assistant coach and also retained is Mr. Uche Oketch who maintains his place as the fitness coach,” adds Mr. Ochieng.
Coach Opiyo’s first assignment is a colossal encounter against Tusker FC, a side that recently fired seven goals past Chemelil Sugar FC. He takes over a side plagued financial woes and all eyes will be on his ability to inspire the youthful side.