Nandwa to take charge at AFC Leopards

Goal can reveal that Ingwe’s top hierarchy has approached Harambee Stars assistant coach to take over at the den as replacement for Luc Eymael
By Otieno Otieno

Changes are looming in AFC Leopards’ technical bench with coach Luc Eymael expected to face the sack.

The club’s top hierarchy has approached former international and Harambee Stars assistant coach James Nandwa to take over at the den. Also approached is ex-international Mickey ‘T9’ Weche to assist Nandwa.

This comes in the wake of the club’s recent poor performance that has seen them suffer two defeats in a row – to league champions Tusker FC and on Sunday to bogey side Chemelil Sugar.

Nandwa exclusively revealed to Goal on Tuesday that he had been approached though nothing has been agreed.

“I was approached by Secretary General George Aladwa but we are still in talks. I am yet to meet the chairman (Allan Kasavuli) after which I can say for sure whether I have joined them. It will be a great opportunity to work with the club once everything is finalized,” said Nandwa.

Coach Eymael says he was not aware of any changes in the technical bench though he admitted to have been summoned by top club officials.

“I am still the coach and going on with my work. The chairman has asked me to meet him after training on Tuesday. Let us wait and see.”

On his part, Kasavuli said the club was going to issue a statement on the same ‘in due course’. “We are in the process of releasing a statement in regards to our technical bench and are asking fans to remain patient. We want to take the club to the next level and are committed to achieve the fete.”

The Belgian joined Leopards in April this season following the sacking of Tom Olaba and has been in charge of 11 matches, winning six, drawing twice and losing three times. Two defeats were back to back with the latest against Chemelil Sugar proving to have been the breaking point.

The recent performance, that saw Ingwe go four matches without winning, has seen them drop to position seven on the 16-team table log after amassing 32 points, nine shy of leaders and rivals Gor Mahia.