By Otieno Otieno
Former Kenya Premier League side AFC Leopards’ tactician Jan Koops has joined Nairobi City Stars for rest of the season.
Nairobi City Stars chairman Peter Jabuya exclusively revealed to Goal on Tuesday that the Dutchman has agreed to pen a contract with the premiership outfit until end of the season.
Jabuya also confirmed that former international Charles 'Korea' Omondi, who was acting coach, will now take over as team's goalkeeper trainer.
"We have hired Jan Koops until end of the season but his continuity stay at the club will be based on results. If he performs...then we have no option but to keep him beyond current campaign," said Jabuya.
"We respect Koops because of what he did at Leopards' and we are confident the same can be replicated here at Nairobi City Stars. He has the experience and the players respect him a great deal."
Koops will be making a comeback to the top flight, after he was sacked by AFC Leopards' for alleged poor results. The Dutchman's ambitions to coach Division One sides Kolongolo FC and Mulembe FC could not take off after he resigned from both sides citing lack of seriousness from managements.
The Dutchman, who almost clinched league title with AFC Leopards' in 2012, told Goal after latest development, "City Stars is a good team with ambitions to perform better at the highest level and I will make sure that they compete with the best.
"I thank club management for giving me the opportunity and I promise to deliver positive results and ensure that the team remains in top flight."
City Stars are currently lying at position twelve in the 16-team table standing after collecting 27 points from 23 matches and are still fighting to avoid relegation with five teams - Mathare United, Sony Sugar, Muhoroni Youth, Kakamega Homeboyz and Karuturi Sports - following in that order.