After a troubled start to his first coaching job, Leonard Odipo has resigned as the Sony Sugar FC head coach. The former Tusker FC assistant tendered his resignation on Wednesday and club chairman Paul Orato has confirmed that former coach Salim Babu returns to the team on interim basis.
“Odipo tendered his resignation on Wednesday and we have accepted it. We cannot force him to continue if he feels he cannot. Salim will return on acting capacity because he still doesn’t have papers and we will need to look for someone with the right qualification to sit on the bench,” Orato told Capital Sport.
Odipo said he made the decision to throw in the towel Sony was beaten by Mathare United last weekend 1-0.
“It was a difficult place to work in and there were so much politics around the team. I saw it fit to resign and I will take a sabbatical for the next two months. If I am to come back to football, then it will be in January,
” Odipo said.
Speaking after the weekend loss against Mathare, Odipo said he was looking at helping the team recover after starting the season on the wrong footing due to internal politics.
His former boss at Tusker FC Francis Kimanzi speaking said he supported Odipo in his quest to lift Sony Sugar.
“That is the nature of our job sometimes you have to learn the hard way. It is a difficult situation for him but I am optimistic he can come out of it a better person and a better coach,” Kimanzi Said