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KCB weighs options in absence of head coach Shedu

It is now becoming evident that Rishadi Shedu may not make a return to the Kenya Commercial Bank FC touchline any time soon.

Coach Shedu has been out of duty for five weeks recuperating from surgery.

According to KCB vice-chair Agil Ali, Shedu may not be returning soon.

“It is highly unlikely that he will be back to the team soon. It was a very serious surgery and getting him back on the pitch will be a little bit tough because of the recovery period.

“It is something he has struggled with for a long time and we are not quite sure whether he will be able to come back,” Agil said.


“We are considering issues to do with our coaching team because at the moment definitely we are depleted. But we are far from making a decision, still in the early stages of weighing up our options. Definitely we will make a final decision soon,” Agil added.

Former midfielder and captain Elvis Ayany, together with goalkeeper trainer Dan Oluoch, have been in charge of the team through the last couple of matches, but  the bankers will need to add some experienced coaching spine if they are to avoid the chop this season.

KCB narrowly survived the chop last season and are currently 14th on the standings with a paltry four points.



After three successive losses, the bankers managed to pluck a point over the weekend with a barren draw against Mathare United.

“We had been conceding freely in the last three matches and the most important thing for us against Mathare was improving our defensive shape and ensuring we don’t concede. We did that pretty well and the point gives us confidence for the other matches,” Ayany said.

“I am confident that we will be registering good results because we have a good team, even though coach Shedu is missing,” added the former Ulinzi Stars midfielder.