John Amboko has taken over as the head coach for Nairobi City Stars following the exit of Sanjin Alagic whose two year contract elapsed on Saturday.
Amboko, who has been the assistant to Alagic will handle the Simba Wa Nairobi for the remainder of the season. The Bosnian joined City Stars in July 2019 for a season helping them climb from the National Super League to the premier league.
Sanjin’s contract lapsed at the close of June 2021, but chose to handle three more games against Wazito, Ulinzi Stars and champions Gor Mahia.
His exit comes at a time when there are seven more games to conclude the current 2020/21 season that, had circumstance been normal, could have wrapped by the time his contract ended in June.
Amboko has been part and parcel of City Stars since inception in 2003 as a player all through to 2017, save for 2013 when joined AFC Leopards.
He called it a day after the 2017 season and went straight to coaching handling the team throughout the 2018 season in the NSL and part of the transitional 2018/19 season.
“I very much thank Sanjin for his passion and dedication in his professional approach to managing a team from the bottom of the super league to one of the top teams in the Premier league,”
“I greatly admire his personal engagement with the players, supporting and encouraging them individually and as a team which resulted in a very strong bond and unity among the players,”