David Lung’aho will relinquish his position as head coach of Kenya Prisons women’s volleyball club next week after close to 10 years of service.
Lung’aho who is currently with the club in Tunisia for the ongoing Africa Club Championship conveyed the message through social media.
“Twelve years at Club Championships I thank God for all this time that I have had and enjoyed making new friends and learnt new things. That’s enough I think. I want a new challenge a new life a new beginning,” sad Lung’aho who joined Prisons in 2008 from Kenya Commercial Bank.
He added: “Thought over it over the months, dwelt over issues that affect life and discovered that life is not dependent on the one’s around you only and that you can live many lives. The best and successful life is the life you haven’t tried to have “as they say in business take a risk” and that’s what am gonna do upon my return. Kwani iko nini.”
Successes on the court
It is not yet clear what would push one of the most successful volleyball coaches in the country to take to social media to make such pronouncements but it perhaps offers a suggestion that things are not rosy at the Prisons corridors.
‘Demosh’, who is also the interim national women’s head coach, has won five Africa Club Championship and seven national titles. He also has FIVB word grand Prix trophy to his name.
FourFourTwoMedia has reliably learnt that early this month, a senior officer close to the team and who is based at the Prisons’ headquarters had given Lung’aho the ultimatum, to either leave or release setter Sally Wanjala.
Wanjala is also Lung’aho’s wife and the two have allegedly been having domestic problems which occasionally spill to the court. This according to our insider could be the reason for the team’s recent drop in form.
“Prior to the trip he was told to chose between he and his wife on who should go and it seems he’s chosen to save the career of his wife,” said our source who could not be named for obvious reasons.
Prisons have been having administrative problems which begun early in the year when about seven players failed to get release letters to report for training until a senior official came to their rescue. Last weekend, team manager David Kilundo was summoned back to Nairobi from Tunisia in unclear circumstances, an indicator of tough times ahead for the wardresses.
The team composition in Tunis also raised eye-brows when the technical bench included to the squad Mercy Moim who is ineligible to play after she turned pro last year in addition to the extra official, a member of Prisons Mombasa to the list of delegation.
What is not clear though is whether Lung’aho will also resign from the service which he joined in 2010.
Prisons will play their Club Championship quarterfinal on Thursday, April 28, against Carthage of Tunisia.
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