Koops resigns as Kolongolo coach

The former AFC Leopards' tactician terminates his one year contract with the Division One outfit just one month after he joined the Busia-based side

By Tim Musungu

Jan Koops has resigned as Kolongolo FC Coach. Koops has just been part of the team for the last one month and two weeks and he has now ended his one year contract with the Division One club.

Koops had just overseen two games with Kolongolo, drawing twice.

“I did not find the circumstances of working suitable for me because things were not as I expected. I always thought things will change for the better but stayed the same,” Koops told Goal.com.

“As a coach I like working in a place where I am comfortable and settled and though I loved the team and was happy working with the young boys, I was never comfortable working there. It is a decision I have to make."

However, Kolongolo’s Chairman Namulanda Kizito in a separate interview with Goal.com said that the ex-Leopards' tactician had been making very big demands for a club as small as Kolongolo.

“We are a self sponsored team without much money and some of the demands he was making were just out of this World. He demanded a taxi to and from Mumias where he chose to stay even after we gave him a fully furnished two bed roomed house in Nambale."

"He also used to ask for air ticket when he visited Nairobi,” Namulanda told Goal.com. He however, added that the Dutchman has not yet submitted officially his resignation.

“He (Koops) has not been seen in training since Thursday and I am yet to get his resignation letter. We had a contract with him and breaking it has its own consequences."

"As at the moment, the assistant coach will take care of the team because in essence he has been doing much more than the coach himself."