Struggling Shabana FC have finally fired coach Sammy Okoth following a string of poor results in the FKF Premier League.
The decision to part ways with Okoth came just a week after the coach had resigned following the 4-0 defeat against Ulinzi Stars only to be reinstated back in readiness for the Gor Mahia game which they also lost 1-0.
A signed statement from the club confirmed that former Gor Mahia defender Oscar Kambona, who was the deputy to Okoth, had been elevated to handle the Kisii-based Glamour Boys on an interim basis. Okoth, who helped Shabana to earn promotion to the top flight after 17 years in the cold, was fired alongside goalkeeper trainer Collins Oduor.
“It is with mutual agreement that we have decided to part ways with our head coach, Sammy Okoth, and goalkeeper trainer, Collins Oduor,” read part of the statement, adding: “As a club, we deeply value and appreciate the significant contributions and unwavering dedication they have exhibited throughout their tenure with our organisation. We extend our heartfelt best wishes for their future endeavors.”
The statement continued: “In the interim, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Oscar Kambona as the coach while we actively engage in the search for a suitable replacement for this vital position.”
The statement further assured fans of a strong comeback in the league and lauded them for their unwavering support despite the poor results by saying: “We wish to express our profound gratitude for your unwavering support. We remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission and are resolute in our determination to stage a strong comeback.”
Okoth’s tenure in the league saw Shabana register one victory against Tusker, draw five matches, and lose four. Shabana will next face Nzoia Sugar at Homabay Stadium on Sunday.