FOOTBALL–Ugandan tactician George Best Nsimbe is staring down the barrel of acrimonious exit at reigning Kenya Premier League Champions after he was suspend by the club until the end of the season.
It is reported that Nsimbe, who names KCCA FC and Vipers SC as his former employers, inadvertently sowed the seeds of his perilous situation at the club when he touched off some of the club’s senior players whom, because of poor performances, he labeled them“too old” to mount a title challenge for the league title next season.
His remarks coupled with a string of poor results have conspired to dull Nsimbe’s stint at Tusker FC. He was tasked to guide the Champions to group stage of Caf Champions League but bowed out in the preliminaries.
Tusker has also relinquished their league title defense to rivals GorMahia, who are just one point away to a clinch their unpreceded 16 th league title, and a quarter final exit in Gotv shield Cup had put his job under immerse scrutiny.
Yet, his troubles, barely a year after replacing Ugandan compatriot Paul Nkata, goes a long way in proving that player power is becoming a bane for modern day coaches .
Be aware coaches ! It is reported that players clamored for Nsimbe’s sacking following a hastily stormy meeting at the club base in Ruaraka last week in which the club management resolved to suspended the embattled coach” until the end of the season.” The players didn’t take the alleged comments lightly4 that’s why we agreed to pacify the situation so that it doesnot create many rifts in the team.” Club Chairman Dan Aduda told Nation Sport.
Club CEO Charles Obiny informed the players that they will negotiate the reminder of the season without their head coach.
“ He will not be with us until the end of the season ,that’s what we were informed after Tuesday’s training session. The decision on his future will be made at the end of the season.” One of the senior players told Kenya’s Nation sport.
Nsimbe’s second in command Francis Baraza has been appointed as the caretaker coach to the end of the season.