Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa describes Hall's arrival as a new beginning and promises to support the Briton to help bring success to the club
Newly appointed Sofapaka FC coach Steward Hall says his main mission is to assist the Kenyan Premier League side win titles.
Hall, a Briton, arrived in the country on Tuesday morning ahead of the official unveiling. “I believe this project (coaching Sofapaka FC) will turn out to be an interesting and successful venture. It is important to have the club owners and supporters happy,” Hall told Goal.com Kenya.
“I am here to win and win big. I want to work with players who will be willing to accept my coaching philosophy, my discipline regime and my demands."
“I have come at a very crucial time when the team has only eight games but still firmly in the title race. I will sit and watch them play against Tusker and maybe make a judgment then."
“But at the moment what I can say is I know Sofapaka from what I have been seeing on television. I know it is a hugely talented team with great players who I do believe have the will and character to turn the league race in their favour."
Hall's latest assignment was at the helm of cash rich Tanzanian top flight side Azam FC, whom he led to a commendable third placed finish at the recently concluded regional CECAFA club championships held in Dar es Salaam.
Prior to that, he had stints with the English FA and English Championship side Birmingham FC's academy.
“The Kenyan league is certainly competitive and with awesome talent at the disposal. I believe the recipe for success is already sown."
At the same time Hall's predecessor Salim Ali has wished his successor the best of luck.
“He is my companion, and I have to support him. The squad has several talented and experienced players and he should be able to mould a winning outfit. The league title is still within reach,” said Ali, who was dismissed only after eight months in charge.
And finally, the club President Elly Kalekwa who has over the years curved a reputation as a trigger happy coach, has clarified that Hall will be given ample time to implement his ideology.
Hall is set to be the club's sixth coach in four years, with sources adding that the club was under increasing pressure to appoint a reputable tactician before engaging in contract renewal talks with the shirt sponsor.
”This is a beginning of a new project at Sofapaka, and the new man will be offered all the necessary support. We are still in a position where we can clinch the league title and that is where the full focus will be based on.” said Kalekwa.