AFC Leopards now confirm Dutchman Jan Koops is still the head coach of the team

AFC secretary Winston Kituyi revealed on Tuesday that Koops had not been sacked but his contract will be reviewed at the end of the season

Kenya Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards have reinstated Dutchman Jan Koops as the coach of the side.

Leopards' secretary Winston Kituyi told reporters at Nyayo Stadium on Tuesday that Koops was still the coach of the side until the end of the season.

"We have not sacked Koops. The Dutchman is still the coach and we will review is contract that expires in 2014 after the conclusion  of the 2012 season."

Earlier, Koops had revealed to Kenya that he was still in charge of the team despite claims on Monday that he had been suspended for alleged poor results. The coach trained the team at Nyayo on Tuesday morning.

Assistant coach Mickey “T9” Weche, who was purportedly picked as Koops’ replacement, also attended the training on his capacity.

“AFC is a club I love and will not want to abandon it just like that. I am still the coach of the team and will even love to be around next season if the management wants me,” said Koops after the morning training session.

Koops admitted that the team’s technical bench has been going through selection problems in recent times. “We have been faced selection dilemma with every member of the technical bench having to support one player or the other but one thing you need to know is that the coach is the overall and should carry the blame.”