Following the appointment of Charles Okere by the Football Kenya Federation as the new Harambee Starlets head coach, the club has moved to appoint a new assistant coach who will fill his void.
Tusker FC has named George Maina, a former player and assistant coach, to fill the void left by Okere.
Maina’s appointment commences with immediate effect.
He has been the head coach at National Division One outfit Naivas FC and returns to the club after seven years, having worked in the same capacity in 2013.
“First, are really grateful to Charles Okere for his service to the team, his professionalism and work ethic has been commendable. We are pleased with his progress because being named as the national team head coach is not an easy thing. We wish him all the best in his new endeavor,” Chairman Daniel Aduda has said.
On Maina’s return; “George is a club legend having achieved so much at Tusker both as a player and as a coach. We are pleased to have him in and better because he knows the fabric of the club and it will not be hard for him to get started. I want to wish him all the best as he starts his job and hopefully we win trophies together.”
Chief Executive Officer Charles Obiny said; “We are pleased to welcome George back to the team. We had a good time working with him before and he comes back to continue from where he left.”
Commenting on his appointment, Maina said; “Tusker is like home to me because I have been here for many years as a player and as a coach. I am glad to be back. When coach Matano asked whether I could come work with him, I couldn’t say no. I have worked with him before, he has coached me as a player and he is a person I hugely respect.”
Coach Matano said this of Maina; “We have worked together for a long time and when the opportunity arose to have him back, I did not hesitate to ask him whether he could come. We continue the work and hopefully we win more trophies together.”