Nam questions firing culture
Karuturi Sports head coach Michael Nam says Tusker Premier League clubs must exercise caution when considering replacing a coach.
Nam feels clubs are often too hasty in sacking the man behind the clipboard following a dip in performance.
“Clubs should not rush to fire coaches when there is a dwindle in the performance of the team since more often than not they will cover up the main source of trouble rather than heal it,” said Nam.
“There are many reasons that can cause poor performance starting from management, to the playing unit and even the coaches so the cause should be established first.”
Nam’s criticism comes days after the Football Kenya Federation expressed concern at the high coaching turnover in the top tier.
“The Federation recognises the Kenya Football Coaches Association is our member and we have requested clubs to furnish the Federation with copies of the coaches’ contracts within seven days without fail,” read a statement from the federation.
“It is for the interest of the federation to seek protection for the coaches.”
Edward Manoah is the latest coaching casualty, as he was sacked by Chemeli Sugar after their weekend draw against Karuturi Sport at home.
Other trainers shown the door this season include Salim Ali [Sofapaka], Benjamin Nyangweso [Ulinzi Stars], Sammy Omollo [Tusker FC], James Otinga [Oserian FC] and Ezekiel Akwana [Rangers FC].