By Beth Nyaga
Ugandan Richard Tamale Pinto has been appointed head coach of Muhoroni Youth.
And in an interesting twist of events, the club’s former coach James Omondi “Odijo” has also returned to serve as Pinto’s assistant.
Pinto, the former Nairobi City Stars coach, signed a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Club chairman Moses Adagala said that he was excited to have brought Pinto on board, and thanked former coaches John “Bobby” Ogolla and Tom Juma for their contribution to the team during the season.
“We are happy to have brought Tamale in. We believe he is the right person to take us to the next level. We have also brought back Omondi so that he can help Tamale to settle at the club as soon as possible.
“I am particularly happy that we have resolved the differences we had with Omondi because this is where his heart is. This is his home. I also want to thank Tom Juma and Bobby Ogolola for the exemplary work they did here.
“Those two gave us our first major trophy, and their output will forever remain significant to this club. We wish them all the best in their next endeavors,” he said.
Pinto becomes the third coach to be hired as the head of the Muhoroni technical bench this year after Ogolla and Omondi.