AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops and his assistant Mickey Weche are the only coaching staff members who will be allowed in the dugout during Saturday's crunch match against Gor Mahia.
This was confirmed by the club's secretary general Winston Kituyi, during an exclusive interview with goal.com Kenya.
"We had a lot of allegations and counter allegation after the Nakuru match (the defeat to Western Stima). The coach claims that there was interference in selection, and we therefore decided to keep out the other members of the technical bench for this crucial match. If they (the coach and his assistant) fail to produce the results (on Monday), then they will have a lot of explaining to do.
When contacted, Coach Jan Koops confirmed the move. "Yes I am aware (of their absence) and can confirm that some roles of my staff were contradictory but this isn't that ample time to discuss about that. Probably after the match (against Gor Mahia), we will be in a position to come up with an amicable solution."
Goal.com Kenya can reveal that the club's technical director Noah Wanyama and goalkeeping coach Mohammed Fwaya are some of the officials affected.
“I was denied entry into the team's camp yesterday (Friday), but am yet to receive any explanation from the administration about the move,” lamented Wanyama.
Earlier this week, the entire technical bench was summoned by the club officials to Nairobi after the club put up a dismal result in the 2-1 defeat to Western Stima at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru and ordered to explain the recent below per performance.
AFC Leopards are currently joint top with defending champions Tusker on the KPL standings but will lose out on the top spot to the 'Kogalo' (who are two points adrift) if they lose Saturday's duel.