The future of 1998 KPL giants AFC Leopards coach Tomas Trucha, hangs in the balance over alleged threats to his agent.
Ingwee chairman Dan Shikanda Wednesday told news reporters in Nairobi that the Czech national, who penned a two-year deal with the club on November 2, feels unsafe, after the life of his agent was browbeaten.
Shikanda, who spoke on the sidelines of the launch BetSafe’s operations in the local market, said the threats are coming from some agents, and that coach Trucha will Thursday make the announcement on whether he will maintain his position at the club or not.
“If I invite you to a place and people start threatening me, will you be comfortable staying in that place? There are a lot of threats on the agent of the coach and the people bringing the threats are some agents. We do not know what they want and the coach definitely is not happy with what is happening,” said Shikanda, adding that they will report the matter to the police.
Trucha will Thursday make the announcement on whether he will maintain his position at the club or leave.
Truch is a Uefa PRO licensed coach and was on the touchline in last Saturday’s Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF-PL) match, where Ingwe beat Tusker 2-1 at Kasarani in Nairobi.
Shikanda said the people behind the threats are also the ones who criticized the club’s management for settling on Trucha for the job, on grounds that he is not qualified.
He also blamed them for being behind midfielder Duncan Otieno transfer saga.
“They are the same people who were saying that he (Trucha) does not have papers and is a tourist. They are the same people who lured Duncan back to Zambia and now they want to blame it on the board. We cannot get Duncan from Zambia to play for us then send him back to Zambia without playing for us,” said Shikanda, also refuting Otieno’s claims on Twitter that Lusaka Dynamos had paid Leopards transfer fees.
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