Tusker FC Set To Unveil Sammy Omollo As New Coach

Omollo played for Tusker and was in the squad that reached the Africa Cup Winners Cup final in the 90s.

After sacking former coach James Nandwa, Kenya Premier League side Tusker FC are set to hire Sammy Omollo as their new coach.

According to a report carried in The Standard, Omollo will make a leap from relegated Mahakama to Tusker FC who finished third in the recently concluded 2010 season.

Although the former Gor Mahia defender declined to confirm the bumper move, Omollo said he would be more than happy to return to the club he launched his relatively stellar career as a player.

"I haven’t resigned from Mahakama, neither do I have a letter of appointment," Omollo said.

According to sources, however, Omollo has been on the radar of the Ruaraka based Tusker after it became apparent sacked Nandwa lacked the magical formula for the beer makers.

If he is unveiled, it will be nostalgic homecoming for Omollo, who as a precocious 20-year-old defender in 1990, made his top flight debut for Kenya Breweries, that would later be renamed Tusker.

He joined Gor Mahia in 1992 but returned to Tusker in 1994 where alongside such players as Vincent Kwarula, and Richard Madegwa he went on to reach the Africa Cup Winners Cup final against Democratic Republic of Congo’s DCM Motema Pembe in December of the same year.

Omollo guided Mahakama back to the top flight, but were relegated after they could only muster five wins and eleven draws to finish last on 26 points.

When Mahakama were relegated, he said, "The mistake we made was trying to build a team as the league progressed. We were competing against established sides and it became difficult to match them."

On the other hand, his predecessor Nandwa was sacked for not cobbling together a winning side from what is perceived as "bustling talent" at Tusker.

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