Saturday, December 15, 2012

‘Pamzo’ heads west to Sony as ‘Zico’ dives into council politics

By ODINDO AYIEKO oayieko@yahoo.co.uk

Former Tusker FC and Oserian coach Sammy Omollo “Pamzo” has been named as Sony Sugar coach replacing Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno - his former defensive team-mate at Gor Mahia - who is set to join politics.

At Western Stima, Leonard Saleh beat former AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops to take over the reins at the electric boys bench.

Omollo, whose short stint at Oserian ended with the side being relegated at the close of the season this year, has confirmed signing at Sony and is set to start work in January.

“I am excited to have got this new job. It’s definitely a new challenge for me because of the expectations from my new employer.

“Sony is a good side with very good players but I am looking to making some additions in the squad,” said Omollo who two years ago won the league title with Tusker but was sacked midway through the just concluded season.

Eastlands councillor

“Zico” is said to be eyeing a councillor’s seat in Eastlands, Nairobi.

Saleh, meanwhile, makes a return to the Premier League after a year off it after he was fired by Kenya Commercial Bank early in the year.

Western Stima did not renew the contract of their coach Henry Omino who according to the club failed to meet the set targets.

Jan Koops who was a few weeks ago sent packing from AFC Leopards had applied for the job but according to club chairman Laban Jobita was asking for a huge perk beyond the club’s budget.

Meanwhile, Sofapaka midfielder Humphrey Mieno has joined Tanzania side Azam on a six month loan.

He links up with ex Tusker defender Jockins Atudo who also signed for the club early in the week.

Elsewhere, Kenya Commercial Bank FC chairman Agil Ali says the club has not fired team manager Josephat Okal despite earlier reports they had disbanded the whole technical bench.

Agil said while the coach James Omondi was shown the door at the close of the season, Okal, who won the Team Manager of Year award during the Kenya Premier League gala, will be retained.

“We did not fire the TM. He is still with us. We are however looking for a coach and we will be making an announcement soon,” he said.

KCB finished 10th with 39 points.

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