AFC appoints Rwandan Casa Mbungo as head coach

Written By: Richard Munga
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Kenya Premier League side AFC Leopards has appointed Rwandan Casa Mbungo as the new Head Coach on a one and a half year deal.

The former Kiyovu coach will take over at the Den to replace Serbian Marko Vasiljevic, who resigned after losing 4-1 to Bandari on Sunday.

This follows former coach Dennis Kitambi’s decision to turn down the offer to return to the Den for another stint.

The Tanzanian is currently in Bangladesh and was approached to return after the resignation of Marko Vasiljevic.

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Vasiljevic’s job was hanging on a thin thread following a series of poor results, which have left Ingwe 15th on the KPL standings on 10 points after 10 matches this season.

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Mbungo won domestic cup titles in Rwanda, and has coached strikers Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustapha, who currently turn out for champions Gor Mahia.

Mbungo’s Kiyovu topped the league standings in Rwanda for the better part of the 2017/2018 league season before settling for third place.

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Elsewhere, Nyanza regional games of Chapa Dimba football tournament will climax this Saturday at Moi Stadium, Kisumu City.

The region is set to crown new winners after defending champions Plateau Queens and Ombek Red Devils exited the event at the group stages.

The regional winners will receive a cash reward of 200,000 shillings each and a chance to represent the region in the tournament’s national finals.

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The runners- up will pocket 100,000 shillings.

In the boys’ semi-finals, Nyamira Springs will play Victory Strikers from Kisii while Kuria’s Nyamaharaga will take on Manyatta boys.

In the girls’ category, Manyatta Girls will face Kisii United while Migori Education Centre will take on NCEOD Queens from Homabay.

This is the second regional final of the season after Western region crowned Blue Saints and Bishop Njenga Girls champions, at Bukhungu stadium last month to represent the region in the national final.

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