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Ugandan manager Paul Nkata returns to KPL with Homeboyz

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Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz have appointed Ugandan Paul Nkata as their new coach on a one-year-deal.

Nkata, who is making a return to the Kenyan topflight for a second stint succeeds Mike Muiruri, who was sacked together with is assistant Peter Okidi Tuesday.

The former coach of Ugandan Premier League outfit URA will come with his assistant Hamza Kalanza whom he worked with at the taxmen.

Paul’s KPL journey begun early 2015 with Nairobi City Stars where he stayed for six months before ditching the then cash strapped Kawangware, Nairobi side for Muhoroni Youth.

At the end of the season he had built a solid profile to earn him a bigger challenge with giants Tusker in the 2016 season and he proved he was equal to the task – guiding the Brewers to KPL and Kenya Cup titles the same year.

In 2017, he took a fresh challenge with another KPL side Bandari FC, a gamble that did not work out as expected and he had to return home with URA at the beginning of 2018.

Nkata’s URA move was even a bigger gamble as he got sacked after just four months on 24th April due to poor performance.

Homeboyz are presently 9th in the KPL log standings on 24 points after 17 rounds of matches. The team has registered 7 wins, 7 loses and three draws.

His immediate task will be to guide the Kakamega-based-side in the eight team “SportPesa Super Cup” tournament that starts this weekend.

They are scheduled to kick start their campaign against Yanga SC of Tanzania at quarterfinals stage.

 

 

 

About Bonface Osano

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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