Eleven players have been sent packing by Kenyan Premier League side Bandari following expiry of their contracts.
Chris Ochieng, Douglas Mokaya, Felix Ochieng, Keegan Ndemi, Ronny Otieno, Rodgers Aloro, Johanna Mwita and Hamid Mohamed are some of the players who have been axed. Others are Faraj Ominde, George Osam, and Darius Msagha.
The mass player exodus occurred moments after the coastal side unveiled ex-Kenyan international Douglas Mutua as the new team manager.
Twahir Muhiddin has been appointment was approved at a board of management meeting convened on Saturday.
Twahir has been serving in an acting capacity since May when he took over from Anthony Kimani and he has been instrumental in turning around the club’s fortunes in the final phases of the season.
The former Harambee Stars gaffer agreed to take up the position after the board engaged him on numerous occasions and urged him to accept a permanent job.
Muhiddin was said to be at a crossroads, unsure whether to take up the role or continue serving as a coaching instructor with the Football Kenya Federation. Former Harambee Stars forward John Baraza was roped in as Muhiddin’s assistant after the club failed to secure the signature of Nzoia Sugar tactician Salim Babu who is said to be headed to Police.