National Super-league side APS Bomet FC have appointed Charles Odero Okumu as its new head coach.
Odero was unveiled by the club on Friday a head of the weekend clash with Kibera Blackstars at Nairobi's Ligi Ndogo grounds.
Odero takes over from Benedict Wanjala who parted ways with the club on mutual consent and joined Mombasa Elites.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony APS Bomet CEO Inspector Rose Chemutai said Odero was picked from a list of ten applicants.
Chemutai said the team management will look up to Odero to maintain a good performance and ensure it is promoted to the Football Kenya Federation Premier League next season.
“Odero will lead the team to promotion and as management we will accord him all the necessary support to ensure that he maintains the good performances,” he said.
Chemutai said the team have faith in Odero and will support him.
On Monday, Odero watched as his charges beat Fortune Sacco FC 1-0 to return to the top of the table.
Chemutai at the same time said the club has not made any other changes to its technical bench.
APS has been without a coach for the last seven league matches registering mixed results.
Odero while accepting the appointment said he was ready for the task ahead.
He hailed his reception by the players saying it was a show of trust.
“I promise the management and fans of my support and I am committed to ensuring the club continues performing well,” he said.
The former Muhoroni Youth FC coach said he did not hesitate in taking up the offer.
“I have watched and played against APS Bomet and I know their potential. I promise to keep the fire burning until we get promoted,” said Odero.
APS Bomet lead the league with 30 points while Fortune Sacco FC is second with 29 points.
Naivas FC is third with 25 points while Muranga Seals is placed fourth with 24 points with Muhoroni Youth closing the top five position with 24 points.
At the same time, the club's CEO said the team was facing financial challenges as the league gains momentum.
Chemutai appealed to sponsors to come to their aid and ensure the team honours all its league matches.
"We have planned an harambee as a team and we hope to get support and ensure that the second leg is smooth sailing," she said.