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Vihiga in turmoil ahead of season as Manoah quits

Vihiga United’s debut into the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) recieved a heavy blow on Friday after head coach Edward Manoah resigned. In his resignation letter Manoah cited failure by Vihiga County Government, the sole sponsor of the team to initiate negotiations for a new contract.

He said, the county government could have done it better addressing the matter, putting in mind that pre-season training is drawing closer. Manoah said his contract ends on April 1 2018 and yet no one is concerned about the renewal of his term.

The tactician who has been with the team since its formation in 2014 when they entered in National Division One Zone B2, said he does not regret leaving the team. He dismissed claims that political interference has played a big role in his resignation.

He however, said there has been political interference from those who branded him as among governor Moses Akaranga’s remnants who should not have space in the new regime.

“If that is true we would not have gone ahead and won the National Super League (NSL) cup not withstanding reaching the GOtv Shield semi-finals,” said the former AFC Leopards and Homeboyz coach. He thanked Vihiga governor Wilbur Otichillo for picking up from where Akaranga left. However, he said Otichilo’s handlers are not doing their best to the team.

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