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Kenyan midfielder Osiako sacked by his Swedish club

Kenyan midfielder Patrick Osiako has hit out at former club Linkoping City, while calling the team’s coach a coward.

The former Harambee Stars player’s outburst came moments after the Swedish fourth tier club announced the termination of his contract.

The club’s coach Allan Melke had separately accused the player of “breaking policy.”

“We have given him a second chance in his career. He broke our policy. In Hudiksvall, he particularly did not work hard defensively,” the coach said.

The comments were not well received by Osiako who blasted the coach for what he termed as being used as a scapegoat for the team’s failure.


“Melke is a coward who is looking for a scapegoat for the team’s defeat. A coach must be more involved in the team, he is in Linkoping two days a week and that isn’t enough. If Linkoping have to go up, they have to change that,” Osiako was quoted by

It isn’t clear what the next course of action Osiako is considering. The player has enjoyed successful stints in Romania and Israel.

The incident comes barely a month after Kenyan goalkeeper, Arnold Origi, who plays for Lillestrøm in Norwegian league was involved in a training ground altercation with a teammate that earned him a brief suspension and fine by his club.