Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin: I turned down offers to handle AFC and Ulinzi Stars

The ex-Harambee Stars tactician reveals to how AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars were chasing after his signature at the beginning of the 2013 KPL season

By Otieno Otieno

Bandari stand-in tactician Twahir Muhiddin has revealed how he nearly signed for premiership sides AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars, who were after his signature at the beginning of the season.

Muhiddin, who is holding brief for ailing Rishadi Shedu at the Coastal side, said he had been invited by former AFC Leopards coach Tom Olaba to deputize him at the club.

“When Olaba returned home from Tanzania, he revealed to me that Leopards had approached him and he wanted us to work together at the club.”

“Unfortunately it never happened but I am sure that if we had worked together, Olaba would still be at the club,” he told

He added: “At the same time I also received an offer to take up the position of Technical Director at Ulinzi Stars and had even packed my bags and bid my family goodbye. However, when I was about to leave, I was asked to step in for Shedu because he needed to get prolonged medical care.”

Muhiddin said he does not know how long he will be at the Coastal side but remains committed to help the team do well this season.

The former national team Harambee Stars coach at the same time lauded the high standards in the KPL but warned that poor officiating is a threat to the many gains experienced so far.