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Robert Matano: Why I want to ditch champions Tusker

Monday, June 13th, 2022 11:13 | By
Tusker head coach Robert Matano reacts during a past match. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA
Tusker head coach Robert Matano reacts during a past match. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

Moments after guiding Tusker FC to the FKF Premier League title, Head Coach Robert Matano has threatened to quit the Ruaraka-based Club.

Matano, the league's most successful coach at the moment, revealed that his efforts at the club are unappreciated and that is why he is keen to quit.

"I will leave.  If there is no respect then there is no need to continue working when no one appreciates your efforts. There is no need at all," Matano said in a post-match interview.

When asked about his next destination after leaving Tusker, the coach said he is only interested in leaving even if it means staying at home with his family.

"I will go anywhere, even if it means returning home to be with my wife and children," he added.

Matano's Tusker debut

Matano joined Tusker in April 2018 coming in as a replacement to Ugandan Sam Timbe who was released by the club after a string of poor results in the 2018 season.

The tactician, who led the club to one league title and one Super eight title during his first stint, would appear in the dugout for the first time in their 1-0 win over Wazito FC on 25 April 2018. Tusker went on to win three consecutive games before the run was halted following a 2-1 loss to Kariobangi Sharks.

Tusker finished third in the campaign but registered a drop in the 2018/19 season, ending the league campaign at position four. They rose back to third in the 2019/20 season before winning back-to-back titles in the last two seasons

The silverware means Matano has four league titles and two FKF Cups to his name. Three of his four league titles as a coach have come while coaching the Brewers.  His first league title came in 2009 with Sofapaka FC.

Matano is quite experienced having also coached at Ulinzi Stars, AFC Leopards and Bidco United.

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