Bandari fire Rwandese coach Mbungo

Monday, February 21st, 2022 23:00 | By
Bandari FC have fired Rwandese coach Andre Casa Mbungo. PHOTO/COURTESY

FKF Premier League side Bandari FC has fired Rwandese coach Andre Casa Mbungo over poor performance.

Bandari communications officer James Mwawana Muema said Mbungo was released on mutual consent after failing to meet the club’s targets in the ongoing league.

“An agreement has been reached between the club management and coach Casa Mbungo to end his contract. We thank Mbungo for his dedication to the club, including the achievements he got,” read the statement by Muema.

The statement also indicated that his assistant Anthony Kimani will take charge of the team until the end of the season.“We wish him all the best in his endeavours. For the time being his assistant Anthony Kimani will take charge of the team until the end of the season,” Muema added.

Bandari is currently the ninth position on the log with 26 points after 18 rounds of matches after managing a paltry six wins in the league this season.

Mbungo leaves the Dockers after 13 months in charge. He joined Bandari in January 2021 to replace Odhiambo who had decamped to league rivals Sofapaka.

Numerous injuries

During his stint in Bandari, Mbungo reinforced his squad with key players but results remained bad.

He will be remembered for steering the team to a third-place finish in the league during the 2020/2122 season and was named second in the coach of the year awards.

Before the start of the 2021/22 season, Bandari beefed up the squad with the acquisition of the likes of Andrew Juma, Chris Ochieng, Faraj Ominde and Boniface Mwangemi as they sought to challenge for the league title this season, but things have, however, not gone their way this campaign and pressure was piling up on the soft-spoken tactician who blamed numerous injuries in his squad for the bad run.

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