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Leopards elevate Vasiljevic to head coach following Kavazovic’s exit

By THOMAS MATIKO December 21st, 2018 1 min read

Former AFC Leopards former coach Nikola Kavazovic refunded the Sh500,000 signing on fee he received from the club before inking a deal with South African side Free State Stars.

These revelations were made by AFC Chairman Daniel Mule while disclosing that the leadership of the club had reached a decision to promote the erstwhile assistant coach Marko Vasiljevic to head coach.


“When he left, I was out of the country but he returned the signing on fee we had paid him and a one month salary in lieu of notice,” Mule said.

“His assistant (Vasiljevic) will take over as the head coach. We have faith he will do a good job,” he added.

Vasiljevic, who like Kavazovic is a Serbian national, arrived in the country two weekends ago alongside his partner Marianne.

So far he has already overseen two league matches which ended in a one-all draw against the on form Kariobangi Sharks and a humiliating 3-0 drubbing by Kakamega Homeboyz.


Kavazovic, who took over from Argentinian national Rodolfo Zapata in September, had signed a two year contract with Ingwe.

He was unveiled on November 1 and had been in-charge of Ingwe for only three weeks by the time he left on December 1, just a week before the start of the new 2018/19 Kenya Premier League season.

The 43-year-old was unveiled on Thursday as the new Free State Stars coach by the South African club’s General Manager Rantsi Mokoena.