Former Azam tactician Stewart Hall takes over coaching reigns at Sofapaka

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa disclosed to Kenya that they had settled on the Englishman and will be unveiled on Tuesday

Kenya Premier League (KPL) giants Sofapaka FC will on Tuesday unveil former Zanzibar and Tanzania side Azam FC man Stewart Hall as the head coach of the team.

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa disclosed to Kenya on Monday that they had settled on the Englishman to handle the team.

“We are unveiling our new coach on Tuesday and it is none other than Stewart Hall,” said Kalekwa.

“I still believe that his experience will help the team as we chase the league title.”

Hall one of the most successful coaches in the East and Central African left Azam after the fairy tale of guiding the team to the final of this year’s Cecafa Kagame Club Cup.

Hall’s achievement, like many he has had with the fledgling Dar es Salaam club and the Zanzibar national team where he has been in charge, was beyond expectation.

His Azam team got the better of teams such as Kenya champions Tusker, Tanzania giants Simba and former African club champions AS Vita Club of DR Congo [who were guests] in the Kagame Cup tournament.

But sharp differences within Azam management arose amid a hail of dramatics after the semi-final of the Kagame Cup where Azam beat AS Vita Club 2-1 to set up a final with eventual winners Young Africans.

Hall replaces Salim Ali, who was sacked for alleged poor performance.