‘Pamzo’ fired by Police
Former Kenya international Sammy “Pamzo” Omollo has become the first casualty amongst the under-performing coaches in the country after he was sacked by Kenya Police FC yesterday, just two matches into the season.
In a bid to turn around their dwindling fortunes in the 2022/2023 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League, Police have picked journeyman Francis Baraza as his replacement. The development was necessitated by Police firing blanks in the new season which raised a hue and cry from their fans.
Club Chief Executive Officer Chris Oguso could not be reached for comment although impeccable sources within the team indicate that Omollo had indeed been fired and Baraza upended his signature for an unspecified contractual deal.
Reports further say that Omollo had been given specification to win all the three opening matches of the season but when he did not, he had to be sacked on the stroke of a pen.
Police has so far lost by identical 1-0 margins to KCB and Kakamega Homeboyz which prompted the changes in the team’s dugout.
Omollo had been at the helm as Police Head and was being assisted by former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno who resigned from his position at the weekend without giving a reason.
Omollo joined Police after he alongside expatriate coach Mark Harrison were sent packing at Gor Mahia in January this year following a string of poor results. According to sources within the team, there has been disquiet in the law enforcers’ camp and it was discernible that all was not well after Otieno tendered his resignation to the shock of players who had been used to his tactics.
Otieno did not give reasons for quitting the team, saying it’s a story for another day, while a phone call to Omollo to give comments on his interdiction went unanswered.
Apparently due to protocol in which it is a crime to divulge sensitive information touching on the disciplined forces, Otieno did not give reasons for his decision to part ways with the team which gained promotion to the top tier league last year.
“No comments about my reason to leave. I have quit to pursue other interests and I wish the team well in its future endeavor,” said Otieno, the founder of Musa Otieno Foundation in Maringo Estate that nurtures young footballing talent.