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Tusker sack coach Timbe, Matano favourite to take over

Tusker have sent packing their entire technical bench led by coach Sam Timbe and his assistant Francis Baraza, Nairobi News can reveal.

In the meantime, veteran coach Robert Matano is expected to replace Timbe, atleast in the interim until the end of this season.

Also affected are team manager George Opondo, goalkeeper trainer Haggai Azande, who was also recently relived of his duties with the national football team, and team doctor Wycliffe Makanga.

The 3-1 loss to Zoo Kericho on Saturday is said to have been the last straw for Ugandan Timbe, who oversaw arguably the most disappointing performances and results at the club in recent times.


Timbe has previously coached Sofapaka in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

The team is currently placed 15th on the 18-team standings, having won only two of their eleven league matches this season.

Coincidentally, Timbe replaced compatriot George Nsimbe who was also sacked midway through last season.

The team also went through an overhaul of the playing unit at the start of this year, with the chief executive Charles Obiny releasing 75 percent of the squad and replacing them with fresh blood.

Matano, who sacked by AFC Leopards at the beginning of this season for poor performances, has previously coached Tusker leading the brewers to the KPL title on dramatic final day of the 2012 season.