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Kenyan League: Muyoti Resigns As Thika United Coach

Kenyan Premier League side Thika United have confirmed accepting the resignation of Coach Nicholas Muyoti with immediate effect.

The ex-Kenyan international left his position Tuesday and officially informed the management.

Thika United are sitting second from bottom with nine points with only one win in their 13 matches to date and Muyoti says that in the wake of their dismal league form he has decided to step aside.

“First I’d like to express my gratitude to Thika United and the entire management for the opportunity and belief they accorded me during my stay here.

“But in football and as a coach performance is gauged by results and the results have not been good, so I’ve decided to resign as Thika United’s coach and move on; I’d also wish the team all the best in their future matches,” Muyoti confirmed to Ducor Sports.

A statement from Thika United management said they had decided to accept Muyoti’s resignation rather than try and persuade him to stay on.

“Clearly, the League results achieved have not been up to the standards we set for ourselves.”

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”We have been good at this time in previous seasons, so to be in the position we currently find ourselves is not easy to accept. We believe in the group of players we have, in their playing ability as well as their desire to fight for the Club.[/perfectpullquote]

“We wish Muyoti well in the future and thank him for his contribution, “reads part of the statement.

The tactician took over the reins of Mount Kenya-based outfit after his former boss James Nandwa was sacked in 2016. Last year, the side struggled to stay afloat and just but managed to remain in the Kenyan Premier League after a nervy 1-0 aggregate win over Ushuru in the play-off.

Before venturing into coaching, Muyoti enjoyed a stellar career playing locally and international for some well-established teams.

Locally, he has played for Karuturi Sports, Sofapaka, Thika United and AFC Leopards with whom he won the Kenya Premier League title in 1998 and the Moi Golden Cup in 2002 while playing among the club’s greats such as Boniface Ambani and Fred Ambani.

Internationally, he has played for Sporting Club Degoa and Churchill Brother both of India. He later moved to Sporting Afrique of Singapore.

Muyoti holds 32 caps having representing the Kenyan national team, The Harambee Stars, from 2000 – 2006.


Featured Photo: Nicholas Muyoti during his tenure in charge of Thika United 

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