Robert Matano (pictured) is set for a return at the helm of AFC Leopards, six years after he was sacked by the club. He has been working as the head coach of Bidco United in the National Super League. He will succeed Romanian Dorian Marin was shown the door after falling out with the leadership in the club. AFC chairman Dan Mule has stated that Matano will report to training on Monday.
Initially, AFC Leopards had their eyes on Sam Timbe but club CEO Ronald Namai said Timbe’s terms were unrealistic as he wanted to come with three of his assistants which meant the club would spend over a million shillings on their salaries. Timbe however denied being contacted by the club.
Prior to coaching Bidco United, Matano was in charge of Nairobi City Stars. He will be seeking to overturn the poor run of form which saw Ingwe’s winless streak extend to nine games after going down 2-0 at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday. He is the only active local coach who has won the Kenyan Premier League title with two different clubs; Sofapaka in 2009 and with Tusker in 2012.