Muyoti returns to AFC Leopards as Deputy coach

Muyoti back at the den as an assistant coach and aims to help the side reclaim top position in the league after a troubled year

AFC Leopards have officially confirmed Nicholas Muyoti as their new Deputy coach on a one year contract.

The former international midfielder, who also turned out for Ingwe, has been handling FKF Premier League side Oserian FC until late 2015. Muyoti will be working under Jan Koops for the first time since 2012 when the team went 20 matches unbeaten in Kenyan Premier League.

“It has been confirmed that I will be Ingwe’s assistant coach, working under Koops, who is the head coach. It is a privilege to once again lead this big club and I will definitely give the team my best. I and Koops have an understanding which I think played a big role in my recommendation for the position but our main aim will be to help the team reclaim the league title.”

Ingwe chairman Mathews Opwora said on Muyoti’s appointment. “We have settled on Nicholas (Muyoti) because we can’t afford to have a quarrelling bench. A bench should be united and with people that can deliver results.

“And we also need harmony. We appreciate what Akwana (Ezekiel) has done for the team in the past and want to assure him that this is not the end of him at the club.

“We may need him in the future because we have other programs we want to roll out. For now we wanted a team which can work together without strain. That is why we have made those changes. Our target is to have good results and rebuild the team.”

Reports have it that Tom Juma decided out after ‘realizing’ coach Jan Koops was ‘unsuitable’ for the task, with the club overlooking Ezekiel Akwana, who has been with the team through thick and thin.