Kakamega Homeboyz FC head coach Nicholas Muyoti says his team’s congratulatory message on his social media account was misinterpreted to imply that he was leaving the club. Muyoti, the subject of Sunday morning rumours that he had left the club after dispatching Western Stima FC 4-0 the previous day, says he is still a Homeboyz employee.
”I am here, at Homeboyz, and I think maybe my post was a little bit misinterpreted. I was merely speaking to my boys saying ‘It’s a high time’ because we have been working so hard without seeing the results and finally, on Saturday, we all saw what we always target.” says the former Kenyan International.
Homeboyz, reeling from a Friday 14th 1-0 loss away to Kariobangi Sharks, made mincemeat of visiting Western Stima on Saturday in Bukhungu, scoring three goals under the opening fifteen minutes. Stephen Opoku opened the scoring proceedings before defender George Odiwour made the most of a corner kick delivered by Ahmed Ali Bhai for 2-0. David Okoth would make it 3-0 on 14 minutes.
In the second half, Steven Wakhanya rose off the bench to pile more misery on Stima and ensured a safe collection of three points, a performance that enthralled Muyoti the most.
”You know last season we were up there with the very best. we chased Gor Mahia up until the league was stopped due to the Covid 19 pandemic and when the new season began, the fans expected the same performance. This was not the case and we have really struggled.
To see the boys play like they did on Saturday reminds us of the quality we have in the team, and that’s why I sent that congratulatory message to them for a job well done,” adds Muyoti.
Homeboyz, before taking on Sharks in Nairobi, had brought in Bernard Mwalala as an addition to the technical bench without specifying his role hence the many rumours that arose when Muyoti posted his message on Facebook.
The club management has since admitted to receiving no resignation notice from the coach and also shed some light on Mwalala’s whereabouts.
”Coach Mwalala had asked for one week to relocate to Kakamega since he stays in Kitale, that’s why he hasn’t been part of training last week,” says club CEO Ben Kelly Shitiabai.
After dispatching Stima, the club next travels to Nairobi once more, this time, Posta Rangers playing hosts.