AFC Leopards sack coach Tom Olaba

Assistant coaches Nicholas Muyoti and John Busolo have been mandated to take charge of the team for coming matches as Olaba's replacement will be announced soon

AFC Leopards coach Tom Olaba was sacked on Monday evening becoming the first casualty in what has turned out to be a very competitive Kenyan Premier League season.

A source in the club said the coach was fired for poor results and his replacement will be announced later this week. In the meantime, assistant coach Nicholas Muyoti and goalkeeper trainer John Busolo have been left incharge of the team’s two matches, against Homeboyz today and KCB on Saturday at Mumias Complex.

The decision to sack the embattled tactician comes barely hours after reported that the club had recalled him back to Nairobi despite the team having a crucial mid-week league match against Homeboyz.

The club's vice-chairman Walter Onyino said on Wednesday the coach was asked to leave the team in the hands of assistant coaches John Busolo and Nicholas Muyoti who will be in charge of the team's matches against Homeboyz on Wednesday and KCB on Saturday.

"We have recalled the coach back to Nairobi to protect him from the fans who have threatened to harm him. He is still a member of our staff and we have to do everything possible to keep him safe," he told

As for Olaba's future, Onyino said it was still under discussion and the club management committee were scheduled to meet him later in the day.

"We have not decided what to do with him. Whether to deploy or sack him. What i can assure our fans is that he will no longer be the head coach because we are getting someone to replace him," he said.