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Top coaches turn down Ingwe coaching role

The crisis at AFC Leopards moved from bad to worse after top local coaches turned down the club’s request to take over as assistant coach

Former Leopards coach Edward Manoah and Former Ulinzi Coach Salim Ali had been identified as possible candidates for the position following the dismissal of the technical bench last week.

However the duo are said to have turned down the offer, leaving Ingwe in disarray as it looks to get back on track in their league campaign.

The club’s executive committee met in Nairobi on Wednesday to discuss the coaching crisis at the club.

Leopards now face the prospect of playing their second consecutive league fixture with care taker coach Washington Muhanja still in charge.

Coach Manoah, who who has had stints at Kakamega Homeboyz, Oserian and Muhoroni Youth, is currently managing Vihiga United and has a two year contract with the western based club.

It is unclear why Salim Ali turned down the job, though many see him as suitable candidate for the job.

Leopards are believed to have identified a foreign coach who will take over from sacked James Nandwa, who along with assistant coach Mickey Weche, was sent packing last week.

Reports indicate that Italian Emmauele Filippini is the favourite to land the job, though sources at the club told Nairobi News that an Englishman and Croat have also been interviewed for the post.