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Sony woes deepen

PULSE
By | April 28th 2011

By FeverPitch Reporter

Plans are underway to overhaul the entire Sony Sugar technical department, a top official said on Wednesday.

Sony Sugar FC chairman Christopher Odero admitted there have been problems with the technical bench following the resignation of coach Francis Baraza, goalkeeping coach James Odhiambo and team manager Stoke Obange.

Odhiambo and Obange resigned in solidarity with Baraza, who is said to have quit the club early this week following frustrations by a senior official and a senior player.

"We held a meeting with them, but Baraza said he had not officially resigned, only that he had stepped aside. He said there are a few issues he would like to raise with the sponsors Sony Sugar Company, in confidence," said Odero.

Odero suggested that some of the problems bedevilling the coaching department border on personal issues, which he aid should not affect their performance.

He said they have replaced Obange with Nehemiah Licha, but no replacement had been found for Odhiambo.

"We are considering overhauling the entire technical bench because, at this rate, we shall go nowhere despite the huge investment we have put in the club," said Odero.

Sources within the club confided that a senior player and a senior official have acted in a manner that frustrates Baraza, hence the fall-out and tension in the Awendo-based club.

Fans have gotten wind of the tension in the club and are not amused. Some of them charged at one player who recently celebrated when the team lost a KPL match, accusing him of being part of the problems afflicting the club.

Efforts to reach the captain Steve Biko, club secretary Beatrice Amondi and the technical director, Peter Otieno ‘Bassanga’, for further comments were fruitless. Neither could we reach the sponsors’ Human Resource Manager Titus Ochieng’ for comment.

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