Allan Wanga,one of Kenya’s greatest strikers to ever set foot on a football pitch yesterday went down in the Kenyan Football history books as the first Coach to not only include himself in the match day squad but also went ahead to grab a brace as Kakamega Homeboyz inflicted a first season defeat to SportPesa runners up Bandari FC.
The 4-0 victory not only ended Homeboyz’s seven-match winless streak but halted Bandari’s unbeaten streak in eight games.
Wanga and goalkeeper trainer David Juma were put in charge temporarily with technical director Eliud Omukuyia also assisting after Ugandan coach Paul Nkata, his assistant Hamza Kalanzi midfielder George Mandela were all shown the door on allegations of match fixing.
Homeboyz’s last win in the SportPesa Premier League was the 3-0 thumping of AFC Leopards on December 15 in Kakamega.
The win, their third of the season, saw Homeboyz move into 10th place on 12 points from 10 matches ahead of this Saturday’s western derby against Vihiga United at Bukhungu Stadium.
“I knew it was going to be a tough game but we talked as a team and agreed to give our all,” said Wanga who is now on Four goals for the season.
“All of us just wanted to win the game first, three points were vital to us than everything else that is happening,” added the striker.
The club’s technical director Eliud Omukuyia led the team from the dugout before Wanga joined him after paving way for Cameroonian import Maxwell Ravel, who scored the fourth goal as Homeboyz ran riot at home.
The former AFC Leopards and Tusker man, who led the brewers to a league and domestic cup double in 2016, said he is not in a rush to hang his boots and pursue coaching despite being trusted with the job at Homeboyz in an interim basis.
“I don’t even look at myself as a coach but just a leader,” Wanga, who recently graduated from the University of Nairobi, offered.
“I am done with my first degree now I want to do another one in sports science then I will see what the future holds regarding coaching.”
We Wish Allan Wanga the best in all he decides to do with his career.