Kakamega Homeboyz FC sack head coach plus entire back room staff
Its a chapter closed for former head coach Bernard Mwalala and Kakamega Homeboyz Football Club as they have both parted ways.
The shocking move comes after Kakamega Homeboyz FC chairman Cleophas Shimanyula cited disclipline issues. "After wide consultations, we have opted to part ways with coach Bernard Mwalala and the entire technical bench," stated the chairman.
"The action has not been taken because of performance, but because of disciplinary issues. We have been lenient for some time but nothing had changed and so we decided to part ways. It was necessary because the team has to move forward, so if we let negative actions be introduced then the team will lose," explained Shimanyula.
"Goalkeeper trainer David Juma will be in-charge on an interim basis while we focus on looking for a new coach. We are considering both foreign and local coaches and I can assure our fans we will go for the best tactician," added Shimanyula.
Shimanyula also insisted that the club is still yet to find a suitable replacement for the club; "Right now, we have not identified a replacement, but we will soon. Our objective is to continue performing well in the country consistently and get a chance to play in the continental competitions."
Mwalala joined Homeboyz in May 2021 signing a one-year deal with the team as a member of the technical bench. By the time the league was suspended after President Uhuru Kenyatta imposed Covid-19 restrictions in March, Homeboyz were lying in position eighth on the 18-team table, just one place below Gor Mahia with 21 points from 16 matches.
Since then the tactician has guided Abana beingo to a second place finish this season with 63 points. Tusker FC had to carry the title only by way of goal difference as the two clubs finished joint on points.
Mwalala served as Nzoia FC coach before heading over to Bandari where he had some remarkable achievements. Mwalala led Bandari FC to a second place finish in the 2018 season. He also helped the Dockers win the FKF Cup which gave them a ticket to play in the CAF Confederation Cup.