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Leopards sack coach Nandwa

Kenyan Premier League side AFC leopards have sacked head coach James Nandwa.

The club appointed goalkeeper coach Washington Muhanji as a caretaker coach for their weekend match against City Stars in Mumias.

Coach Nandwa, along with assistant coach Mickey Weche and Team Manager Francis Xavier are the causalities of the purge that has been on the offing for a while now after a run of poor results.

On Wednesday, Leopards lost 1-0 to newcomers KRA at the Safaricom Kasarani stadium.

According to a press release by club secretary general George Aladwa, the decision was reached by the club after a closed day meeting on Wednesday.

Mr Aladwa further said that the club will unveil a new coach next week and urged fans to remain patient and support the team in its weekend match.

“We will be unveiling a new coach next week and I call upon fans to be patient and turn out in large numbers to support the team in our match against City Stars in Mumias on Saturday,” Mr Aladwa said.

Coach Nandwa took over from Belgian tactician Luc Eymael in September 2013 and led Ingwe to a second spot finish in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) and victory in  the GOtv Shield final.

He thereafter inspired the team to the second round of the CAF Confederations Cup before bowing out to South African side SuperSport United.

The Harambee Stars assistant coach has however found the going tough in the 2014 season, only managing two wins and two losses and four draws.

He leaves the team at position 10 with ten points from eight matches.