Sam Ssimbwa has thrown in the towel at Kenya Premier League side, Sofapaka Airtel Football has learnt. The announcement was made a couple of hours after his side fell to Thika United 2-1 on Sunday afternoon according to Daily Nation Sport.
Club president Elly Kalekwa confirmed the news of Ssimbwa’s resignation and revealed that John Baraza, the assistant, will take over.
“The coach has resigned and his assistant Baraza (John) will take over,” Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa confirmed to Nation Sport.
Kalekwa says the former Express, SC Villa and KCCA coach cited player sabotage as one of the reasons that forced him to leave the job.
“He [Ssimbwa] claims players are sabotaging him and opted out despite the management committing to fully support his job. Anyway, we’ve to move on and life will continue.”
However, Ssimbwa, who also coached in Rwanda and several clubs in Uganda, says he will reveal the reason at a press conference on Tuesday. “I will have a press conference with you people on Tuesday we shall talk more.”
Ssimbwa took over the Batoto Bamungu in January 2017 and leaves them in the top five this season with 16 points. The club is home to Ssimbwa’s compatriots Feni Ali, Umar Kasumba, Rogers Aloro and goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya.