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Tusker FC in crisis after coach Nkata’s departure

Paul Nkata’s abrupt resignation as Tusker FC coach has left the Kenyan Premier League giants staring at a mini crisis.

Nairobi News understands the Ugandan trainer’s departure to Bandari FC is the clearest sign that all is not well in the Ruaraka-based club

Nairobi News reliably understands that coach Nkata submitted his resignation on Tuesday evening. This was days after steering the club to an impressive Kenyan Premier League and GOtv Shield titles.

The resignation letter was submitted hours after Nkata had received the Coach of the Year Award at the KPL Awards gala night.

News of his departure would filter on Thursday evening, with the club’s chief executive Charles Obiny telling Nairobi News that he “had been aware” of the development for sometime.

Mi nilikuwa nishajipanga” (I had already planned for his departure), said Obiny.

Besides Nkata’s departure, it is also emerging that a section of senior players at the club are unhappy with what they term is the “lowly” Sh20,000 bonus they received from the club for winning the double.

There are also concerns over the slow pace in recruitment of new players, plus the renewal of contracts to some of the dependable players, in time for a grueling season next year.

The team set to compete in among other competitions the CAF Africa Champions League.