Kenya Premier League (KPL) side Kisumu All Stars has named an interim coach after Henry Omino was ‘asked to step aside’ due to poor results.
Addressing members of the press in Kisumu on Monday, All Stars CEO Nicholas Ochieng announced that little known German-based Arthur Opiyo will handle the team for one month before a substantive Head Coach is named.
He said Opiyo will be deputized by former Harambee Stars full-back Francis Oduor.
“We have asked the Head Coach (Henry Omino), one of the assistant Coaches (Andrew Aroka) and goalkeeper trainer (Joseph Ongoro) to step aside,” said Ochieng.
Oduor was one of the assistant coaches under Omino. He said All Stars will in the next month receive CVs from local coaches before a new Head Coach is named.
The CEO said that the changes were informed by the poor results the team has been posting in its maiden KPL campaign.
Henry Omino was appointed All Stars Coach in June last year, with the former Western Stima’s tactician failing to bring his winning mojo to the Kisumu County government sponsored side.
He led All Stars to 15 league matches; winning two, managing two draws and losing 11 matches.
The team is 15th on the KPL log with 8 points.
Coach Arthur Opiyo’s first assignment on the touchline will be against Tusker FC on January 08.