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Akwana ditches struggling Mathare United

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | January 22nd 2022 | 2 min read
Head Coach AFC Ezekiel Akwana reacts during KPL Match against Gor Mahia at Nyayo National Stadium, Oct 23, 2016. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]

Mathare United head coach Ezekiel Akwana on Friday resigned from his position, Standard Sports can confirm.

Akwana stepped down as a result of financial strain at the club that has seen the team post bad results this season.

Mathare United Football Club confirmed the reports in their social media accounts stating the reason being poor performance.

“Mathare United on Friday has parted ways with head coach Ezekiel Akwana. Akwana stepped down from his role following a run of poor results,” said the club.

The Slum Boyz currently placed 17th in the 18 teams log after recording two wins, one draw, and 12 losses in the 15 games played.

The former Mathare United player took over as Mathare United head coach following the departure of Frank Ouna to Musanze of Rwanda in September.

He was one of Akwana’s backroom staff last season as Mathare miraculously survived the drop at a time when relegation seemed inevitable.

In the current campaign, the Slum Boys have won only two games and have lost all of their last seven matches, which leaves them in the relegation zone as hunger pangs from the financial situation continue to bite.

Meanwhile, Mathare has replaced Akwana with an interim coach.

Immediate assistant coach Francis Xavier has been promoted to head coach on a temporary basis.

Xavier’s first task will be to prepare the team for the hosting of AFC Leopards this Sunday.

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