Kenyan Premier League Moneybags Unveil American Coach

Kenyan Premier League side FC has appointed American, Melis Medo as their new coach. The tactician replaces Fred Ambani who left the club on Monday after a run of poor results.

Medo returns to the Kenyan Premier League five months after he left after his then side, Mt. Kenya United got relegated from the top tier. Hamisi Mohamed will retain his position as the team assistant coach.

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Club CEO Dennis Gicheru praised the tactician and exuded confidence in his abilities. He stated that the management will accord the American-Egyptian all the necessary support to ensure that he brings the much-sought success to the team.

“After careful consideration, we settled on Melis Medo. He is a quality coach and having coached Kenyan Premier League teams before he understands Kenyan football well and we have full confidence in him. We believe that he will do a good job with the team. He will be accorded all the necessary support to ensure that he succeeds here,” Gicheru said.

On his part, the tactician promised to work with everyone in the team to ensure that the team is successful. He thanked the management for the opportunity to thank the ambitious outfit.

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“I want to thank the club management for believing in me. I will do my best here to ensure that the team is successful. I understand the club’s philosophy and vision and I will work closely with everyone in the team to ensure that we succeed. I am excited about this new challenge and I promise to give my best,” Medo said.

Medo needs no introduction in the Kenyan Premier League. He joined Nakumatt, now Mt. Kenya United early last year-initially as a fitness trainer. He was later elevated to the position of the head coach and successfully helped the team avoid relegation from the Kenyan Premier League.

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At the start of 2018/19 season, he moved to Sofapaka but his stay at Batoto Ba Mungu was short-lived as seven matches into the new season, with a single win to his name, he was shown the door and his assistant John Baraza reappointed as head coach.

He returned to Mt. Kenya but this time he was not lucky as he failed to help the cash-strapped side avoid relegation from the top tier. At the end of the season, he left the club and returned to Egypt.

His first assignment will be this weekend’s action against Posta Rangers in Narok.


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