German Oliver Page has finally been unveiled as the new Nakuru Top Fry tactician. The former Nairobi City Stars coach makes a return to the country after four years and will be tasked with leading the recently promoted Nakuru-based side.
Page handled City Stars in the first half of the 2009 season while they were still called World Hope but quit due to ‘personal reasons’. The former German Bundesliga player had tried twice to lobby for the coaching role in the national team but saw both Henri Michel and Adel Amrouche outmuscle him for the top job.
Speaking to Goal at the unveiling ceremony, club Chief Executive Robert Muthomi reveled that the German will take charge for two years. “We are happy to have Page on board. He has the experience having handled City Stars previously and hope he can use the same to push us to where we want to go.”
The German said he is delighted to come back to a familiar environment. “We did a lot of good things at City Stars. Coming back will hopefully be more successful.”
Page is a UEFA Pro licensed coach and a holder of an M.A from Columbia International University and PhD in Intercultural Studies (Florida).
Page will be assisted by Peter Okidi, who steered the team to the premier league from Division One last year. At the same time, Top Fry have also unveiled six new players for the new season after previously renewing contracts of 21 players.
They have signed goalkeeper Ronnie Kagunzi, who joins them on a free transfer from Nairobi City Stars, winger Angelo Akumu from Gor Mahia on a season long loan deal while former AFC Leopards’ midfielder Mwangi Misse joins them from Kakamega Homeboyz.
The duo of Allan Weyula and Brian Mandela re-join the side after being out to West Sugar for a whole season. All Stars have also signed Ugandan Allan Katerega from St Josephs.
The side has also sent out three players on loan with Lambert Otieno and Adam Fadhil being loaned out to St. Josephs while David Oputi has been loaned out to Kakamega Homeboyz.