Rayon coach Minnaert criticizes Ingwe hierarchy for costly policies

By Gilbert Wandera: Tuesday, May 8th 2018 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football

AFC Leopards' Coach Ivan Minaent instruct players during their GoTV Shield Tournament match against Mumbi Nationale during their GoTV Shield Tournament 2016 at Nyayo National Stadium on Friday, June 24, 2016. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]

Former AFC Leopards coach Ivan Minnaert says the team has to stop the habit of changing players often if they are to do well.

Minnaert who now handles Rwandese club Rayon Sports left Leopards two years ago.

Since then Leopards have had five coaches.

“When I was at Leopards, I noticed that they had this habit of changing players every six months. Most of the time it was never done for the good of the team but because some officials wanted to receive part of sign on fees. They have to end this trend otherwise the team will continue to struggle,” he said.

He added:” Look at a team like Gor Mahia, they still have most of the players I saw two years ago and it is the reason they are here and are the Kenyan champions.”

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Minnaert said he has been exposed to a different and better culture in Rwanda where he has been given a lot of support to succeed.

“I also had some issues with certain officials at Rayon Sports but luckily they were removed and I have been given a free refund to run the club.”

The coach he is still owed Sh2.5million by AFC Leopards after the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) entered a ruling in his favor on the matter.

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