AFC Leopards settles for experienced Tom Olaba as coach on caretaker basis

EXCLUSIVE: Ingwe organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi confirms to that the ex-international will take up the job for the 2013 season
By David Kwalimwa

Kenya Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards have appointed Tom Olaba as stand in coach with immediate effect.
This will be the second stint at Ingwe for the respected tactician, who has also handled a number of top flight clubs in the East African region, including Tanzanian outfit Mtibwa Sugar and the Kenya national U-23 team.
Olaba replaces Dutchman Jan Koops who was dismissed after what the club's top administrators termed below par performances last season.

This development was confirmed exclusively to by the club's organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi.

"We have settled on Olaba. He is an experienced coach who will stabilize the team and we have absolute faith in him. The National Executive Committee (NEC) discussed several possibilities but most of the coaches were costly. Remember we are still paying the (sacked) technical bench."

Others named into the technical bench are John Busolo as goalkeeper trainer and Nicholas Muyoti (team manager).

On Monday Muyoti confirmed to that he was holding talks with AFC Leopards in a bid to make a comeback.

"I have been in contact with the club (AFC Leopards) administrators, they want me back. Everything could be clearer on Tuesday as they have summoned me. I have no problem getting back to work and at the den (AFC Leopards), it will be easier and better."

Olaba is now expected to spearhead restructuring of the team, including the acquisition of new players to beef up the squad ahead of the 2013 season.