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Why Wazito FC Fired Coach Stanley Okumbi And Entire Technical Bench

Wazito FC owner Ricardo Badoer. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Wazito FC have fired the entire technical bench consisting head coach Fred Ambani his assistant Hamisi Abdalla and technical director Stanley Okumbi. The decision has not been made public.

Wazito FC boss Ricardo Badoer fired the two following Saturday’s 4-2 loss to KK Homeboyz in Machakos, their third loss in six league fixtures.

An inside source, who did not want to be mentioned for fear of sanctions, told Kahawa Tungu that Okumbi and Fred were put on suspension on Friday before being fired after they fought in training before players.

“It was shameful seeing players separate the two as they engaged in a physical fight,” the source intimated.

Read: KPL: Wazito FC Owner Ricardo Badoer Slams Team After Back To Back Draws

The bone of contention was Okumbi’s move to alter what Fred perceived as a winning team he had been working to put together. During the period Okumbi had been out with the Kenya U20 team in Uganda.

“Fred did not take it lightly that Okumbi came from Uganda to force some changes in the team. The players he forced into the Saturday squad are players he recommended their signings, some have just been warming the bench,” the source added.

Speaking to Kahawa Tungu, Okumbi denied fighting Fred, but admits there was a disagreement on fielding.

“It’s not true we fought , but there was a disagreement over fielding. Fred wanted a player who had recovered from sickness and was part of the previous squad to be excluded entirely from the Saturday. That was the problem,” Okumbi said.

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Bonface Osano

Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.

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