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first_img0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars head coach Robert Matano has said their poor start on the KPL second leg is not permanent.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, July 5 – The game of musical chairs that is the AFC Leopards coaching job continues to revolve, with former Sofapaka and Tusker FC title winning coach Robert Matano set to return to the club for a period of six months beginning next Monday.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule has confirmed to Capital Sport that the tactician, fondly referred to as ‘The Lion’ has agreed personal terms with the club and is scheduled to report to training July 10 to take charge of the club dwindling at 12th spot in the Kenyan Premier League log. “We have had talks with him and reached an agreement. We have asked him to go clear with his former team Bidco United then report to training on Monday. I am confident that he is going to return the team to the top,” Mule said.“We have a good team in terms of players but our problem has been discipline. That is the sole reason we settled on Matano because of his track record on that area. We trust he will put the team back together,” Mule declared.Robert Matano converses with Benjamin Nyangweso before Ulinzi’s GOtv Shield final match against Tusker FC on October 20, 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe former Ulinzi Stars boss will take charge for an initial six months, up to the end of the season and the contract will be reviewed in December with an option of extending.Matano has had two previous spells with Ingwe, having coached the side in 2010 and 2011.The tactician, the only coach to win the Kenyan Premier League title with two different teams started off the year as the tactician of second tier side Nairobi City Stars before leaving last month to join Thika-based Bidco United.After leaving Tusker at the end of the 2013 season, Matano moved to Nakuru where he joined four-time champions Ulinzi Stars, working with the military side until the end of last season when his contract expired amidst health issues.Under the new coaching structure at the den, Matano will be assisted by Tom Juma who had been holding brief after the departure of Dorian Marin while Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi will drop down to the role of Team Manager/Analyst.AFC Leopards head coach Dorian Marin shouts instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya-Lidonde sacked-Meanwhile, the club has fired Team manager Tony Lidonde and goalkeeper Alex Mwangi over what Mule termed as ‘an internal issue’. With Kitambi already taking over the TM, Mule says they will settle on a new goalkeeper trainer over the next two weeks.Ingwe has been a club notorious of hiring and firing coaches with Matano set to become the fourth man at the helm this season and the 17th since 2009. They started off the season with English coach Stewart Hall who however, left at the start of June.They then picked on Dorian Marin, but the Romanian would go down as the shortest serving coach having managed the team for only two weeks.He left after disagreement with the team’s leadership despite having handled the team in the Super Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and their league match against Mathare United.The former Kenyan international who has previously worked with Administration Police and Muhoroni Youth says he is optimistic the club will rise despite finding them struggling at 12th spot on the Kenyan Premier League table. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFormer Kenyan international Juma then took charge but has only been in charge of three matches before Matano’s imminent arrival.Gilbert Selebwa, Edward Manoah, Nick Yakhama, the late Chris Makokha, Robert Bollen, Jan Koops, Tom Olaba, Luc Eymael, James Nandwa, Pieter de Jongh, Zdravko Logarusic, Ivan Minnaert and Ezekiel Akwana are among the coaches who have occupied the hot seat that is AFC Leopards coaching job since their return to top flight in 2009.Interestingly, the huge coaching turnover has not come with trophies attached to them. The club has only managed to win the GOtv Shield in 2013 under the tutelage of James Nandwa who went on to be sacked in 2014.They are still waiting on a maiden Premier league title since 1998.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThere will be replicas available for fans with the details set to be rolled out to the public in the next few days.According to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa, the consignment of the replicas has already been provided for by Macron and should be touching down in Nairobi on Monday.Stars entered a non-exclusive three-year deal with Macron to dress the senior national teamHere are some of the images of the kit as modeled by skipper Victor Wanyama, keepers Patrick Matasi and Faruk Shikhalo as well as striker Michael Olunga.Ayb Timbe models the green neutral jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAyb Timbe models the green neutral jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAyb Timbe models the green neutral jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSkipper Victor Wanyama models the red home jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSkipper Victor Wanyama models the red home jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSkipper Victor Wanyama models the red home jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGoalkeeper Patrick Matasi models the keeper’s jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGoalkeeper Patrick Matasi models the keeper’s jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGoalkeeper Faruk Shikalo models the second keeper’s jersey. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMichael Olunga models the white away jersey PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMichael Olunga models the white away jersey PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluVictor Wanyama, Patrick Matasi, Ayub Timbe, Faruk Shikhalo and Michael Olunga model the new Macron Harambee Stars jerseys. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players (left to right) Patrick Matasi, Michael Olunga, Ayub Timbe and Faruk Shikalo model the new Harambee Stars kit at their training base in Marcoussis, Paris on June 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 14 – The Macron kits that national football team Harambee Stars will use at next week’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has arrived at their training base in Marcoussis, France ahead of the team’s travel to Cairo next week.Stars will use Macron kits for the tournament, doing away with their previous Uhlsport brand. The team used the kit for the first time during last Friday’s friendly match against Madagascar, but they have also been using Macron branded training gear. 0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Tags: Kyetume FCproline fcUganda Premier League Proline are bottom of the table with no points. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Kyetume Vs ProlineMandela National Stadium @4:30pmIt’s a battle between new league entrants as Kyetume FC host Proline FC in the Uganda Premier League at Namboole. This will be the first-ever league meeting between the two sides but they did clash in the Stanbic Uganda Cup last season with Proline winning a penalty shootout at LugogoThe visitors have lost three league games in a row and are rooted at the log with zero points after they were docked six points for dishonoring their game against SC Villa.Kyetume will be looking forward to build on their last 1-0 win against Bright Stars at Wankulukuku which placed them in 10th position on the log with as many points from seven games.Team news Proline are expected to bank on Edirisa Lubega for goals with reports that striker Ivan Bogere has gone AWOL at the club.Coach George William Best Nsimbe will rely on the experience of team captain Vincent Kayizzi, on form Isejja Deo and Saaka Sharif.Match FactsKyetume has lost thrice this season, against Maroons, Police and Express FC and drew against URA. Kyetume will be looking for their fourth win of the season after beating Villa, Tooro United and Bright Stars.Proline have only managed to register two wins against Onduparaka and Express which points were used to clear the fine.This is going to be the first game between these two clubs in the super league. Comments last_img read more