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Kariobangi Sharks explains why they appointed Ezekiel Seda as coach

11:38 AM EDT 7/2/19
Mathare United star Edward Seda.
Seda was forced to retire from a knee injury that failed to recover after the latest setback suffered at Mbaraki Stadium against Bandari

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Kariobangi Sharks have revealed why they settled on the relatively young Edward Seda as the club's assistant coach.

Seda was appointed on Monday to officially take over the post left by Collins Omondi and his arrival means a reunion between Seda and head coach William Muluya. The duo worked before at the 2008 KPL champions Mathare United.

"Seda joins us for his first coaching job having only recently retired from football. Being a former player in the league, he brings with him a proper understanding of the local game," the club said in a statement on their website.

"Further to that, as a young coach, he becomes another part of our system of promoting youth football and we hope his age will be an advantage in dealing with our relatively young squad. We look forward to good times with him on our bench.”

Seda's entry is the second notable move by the club in the ongoing transfer window after the club signed striker Patrick Otieno from rivals Nzoia Sugar.

Seda suffered the latest injury when AFC Leopards were facing-off with Bandari in a league encounter in February.

Meanwhile, Everton are expected to arrive in the country on July 2 for their pre-season friendly match against Kariobangi Sharks five days later. The two sides will be meeting as part of their pre-season training with the match scheduled to take place at MISC, Kasarani, the first-ever match between the clubs.

This will serve as Everton's first trip to Kenya although it is their second to East Africa having played against Gor Mahia in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania two years ago.