Francis Kimanzi’s job as Tusker FC boss has always been hanging in the balance since the start of the season but the weight of severing ties with the Brewers has always looked heavier.
It comes as no surprise hence that the man who proudly wears the tag of being the ‘most qualified coach’ the East African region has to offer has decided to ‘step aside’ from his position, just three games before the league season curls itself up.
However, it is a case of too little too late. The damage has already been done.
Kimanzi’s now former Tusker side lost the fight for the Kenyan Premier League title before the first game of the second leg of the season was played. A highly pitiable campaign was perfectly summed up last weekend when Tusker crushed out of the GOtv Shield at the hands of Nzoia United, a team that is 15 places and one division below them.
It means that the 10-time Kenyan Premier League champions only have the KPL Top 8 title to fight for, almost literally given the caliber of opposition they will face at the semifinals; Gor Mahia.
Confirming the developments, the club chairman James Musyoki told FourFourTwoMedia that the decision was solely made by the former Mathare United and Sofapaka coach.
“He chose to step aside. He (Kimanzi) says he has been working hard and not getting the results hence the decision,” said Musyoki.
Assistant coach Leonard Odipo will lead the team on a caretaker role until the end of the season.
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