Kenya Relegation-threatened Nzoia Sugar appoint Mike Mururi as head coach

Struggling Nzoia Sugar have appointed Mike Mururi as their new head coach for the remainder of the 2023-24 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League campaign.

The relegation-threatened outfit confirmed the appointment on Sunday after their 1-1 draw against FC Talanta at Sudi Stadium. Nzoia chairman Yapets Mokua confirmed the changes saying the ex-international has been tasked to guide the team out of the relegation zone.

“We have appointed Mike Mururi as our new head coach, we have trust that Mururi has what it takes to help Nzoia stay in the Premier League, and as the management we will give him the support he desires to get positive results in the remaining matches,” said Mokua.

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Mururi, who is making a comeback to coaching after leaving Sofapaka at the start of the campaign, admitted facing a huge task to keep the Sugar Millers in the top-flight but further said everything was possible in world football.

“I am taking this responsibility knowing too well that the task ahead is huge, we have 10 matches to end the season and we need to haul ourselves from the bottom of the table, it will not be easy but I want to do my best, I don’t want to promise anything for now, but again these is football, anything is possible, anything can happen, and we will give it all,” said Mururi.

With the league taking a break to pave the way for the FIFA international break which will see Kenya’s Harambee Stars take part in a Four-Nations tournament in Malawi, Mururi believes he will have humble time to integrate with the squad before their next assignment.

“I have at least three weeks to be with the players, to get to know each other and work on our weaknesses, so the FIFA break has come at the right time for me and the team, we hope to capitalise on the break to make things right,” he added.

Nzoia are currently sitting at the basement of the 18-team table with 17 points from 24 matches. They have won four, drawn five, and suffered the worst defeats so far in 15. Nzoia will return to action with an away game against Murang’a Seal FC at SportsPesa Arena on April 6.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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