Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards have parted ways with their head coach Thomas Trucha barely a month after his appointment.
Club chairman Dr. Dan Shikanda on Thursday announced the departure of the Czech tactician citing alleged threats against him and his agent.
‘’ we accepted Tomas Trucha’s resignation as Head Coach, effective immediately. This has been occasioned by the coach feeling that his safety is not guaranteed since his manager, Mr. Prince Channis, has been threatened by people purporting to be ingwe supporters’’, Shikanda read in a statement .
Trucha masterminded a 2-1 win against Tusker FC in the opening week of the 2020/21 FKFPL season last weekend.
The Czech Republican is said to have expressed his displeasure of external interference by officials who wanted to influence his team selection and fielding. The exit of Trucha has since left his assistant Antony Kimani in charge of the team.
‘’This is disturbing and unacceptable for anyone who claims to be a supporter of this esteemed club. True AFC Leopards’ supporters hold themselves to the highest standard and put the Club’s and public good before all else. At this time, the remaining technical bench shall take charge as we consider a replacement. On behalf of the Management, we thank Trucha for his contributions to the Club and wish him well in his future endeavours’’, Dr.Shikanda stated .
Kimani must now quickly turn the focus of the squad to their second league match on Sunday against newcomers Bidco FC.
Trucha was appointed last month following the exit of Rwandese coach Andre Casa Mbungo in December 2019.