AFC Leopards head coach Nikola Kavazovic left the country last week for his native Serbia to attend to family issues and his assistant Michael Marcovic is expected to jet in the country on Saturday 8 December to oversee the first team duties in his absence.
Before leaving for Serbia, Kavazovic had confirmed that he had been in constant talks with Marcovic about the preparations of the team with the imminent arrival of the assistant coach who is to sit for a coaching paper on Friday confirmed by the club’s secretary general Mr. Oscar Igaida.
“We are expecting coach Marcovic on Saturday. He’s been sitting for his coaching papers and his last is on Friday so he should be here a day later. The team is currently being guided by Tom Juma (Football Operations Manager) and Marco will be here to assist in the absence of Kavazovic,” Igaida said.
The secretary general however denied the rumours that Kavazovic was on the verge of joining South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free States Stars instead insisting that the Serbian had an ailing dad to whom he had gone to attend.
“I don’t want to talk about rumours and I'll urge you people (the media) to let the coach attend to his family in peace,” Igadia added.
Leopards begin their 2018/19 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season with a tie against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday 9 December at the Kenyatta-Stadium Machakos.