The reports that Kisumu based Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Western Stima is set to hire former Agrochemicals coach Patrick Odhiambo have caused unease at the team, with unofficial sources stating the club will drop one of the assistant coaches to pave way.
The club currently has three assistant coaches; Hesbon Nyabinge, Ben Roberts Mandela and Ramadhan Balala all working under head coach Henry Omino and club chairman Laban Jobita says it is not certain that a member of the technical bench will be relieved of his duties since the Technical Director's post has always been vacant.
Jobita called for patience from fans as the club finalizes on the technical issues, stating that Western Stima is a regional club and working together with stakeholders from the region is their main aim.
"Word going around that we are firing a member of the technical bench to accommodate Patrick is not official. We are set to make an official statement concerning the technical bench on 15th January. We call for patience from the fans as we will make an announcement once we finalize everything.
"Western Stima does not even have a Technical Director, so who knows, we might just elevate one coach to fill the post. Here we believe in working as a team since it's a regional team, Patrick is with us and we are glad that he is offering his services to the club," he said.
The club has been a busy hub lately with transfers in and out. So far, 2016 KPL MVP Kenneth Muguna, Joash Onyango and Eston Esiye have already left, with custodian Gabriel Andika said to be on AFC Leopards' radar.