George Owoko signed a two year contract as the head coach for Nairobi Stima replacing former footballer coach Ibrahim Shikanda who exited the team.
Owoko, who was the former Tusker and Bandari fc assistant coach will be charged with taking the team to play at the Kenya Premier league (KPL) side next season after Shikanda and his assistant Fred Ambani failing to make it from the National Supper League.
Shikanda resigned from the post when his side lost 4-1 to Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) who were promoted to the KPL.
The then coach at St. Anthony’s High School, Kitale team at the National School Games in Eldoret took charge of his first session on today morning.
Stima finished fourth in the NSL after throwing away a chance of earning both automatic promotion and a play-off slot following a series of bad results over their last four games.
The tactician worked under Paul Nkata at Tusker FC helping the club to a memorable league and cup double before following him to Bandari where he also worked as an assistant coach.
The 40-year old has majorly been working for schools and won the 2018 Copa Cocacola Championship with St. Anthony’s in Eldoret while his senior team finished third. He also led Barding High School to their maiden school games title in 2016.
At Nairobi Stima, he will be assisted by former Kakamega Homeboyz defender Evans Mafuta who joins in after guiding Eldoret Youth to their maiden National Super League promotion.