- Salim Babu, Western Stima coach might be on his way to Wazito to deputize Fred Ambani after running out his contract with Western Stima in June.
He was called in for a meeting with Stima’s bosses on 5th august morning and he said Wazito had approached him for his services but was yet to make up his mind.
The league-winning player with Sony Sugar in 2006, said he has no problem scaling down from head coach to the rank of assistant should he decamp to the Nairobi-based moneybags who parted ways with their gaffer Stewart Hall early last month.
Wazito who has also secured national U-20, Rising Stars midfielder Fidel Origa from Stima elevated Ambani to fill in his shoes, leaving the assistant coach’s rank void after Hall’s exit.
“I have an assistant coach offer from Wazito and I expect more going forward. My record at Stima and Sony speaks for itself and I am not surprised that clubs are contacting me over my availability. I may extend my stay at Stima although my contract ended in June or I may join Wazito or any other interested club. Leaving the head coach job for that of assistant is viewed as demotion but I am not afraid of taking up new challenges in life,” he revealed.
Stima will look up to Babu’s assistant, Hesbon Nyabinge to steer the ship in the new season if they succeed in luring Babu to switch from Kisumu to Nairobi.
Babu said he was keen to work with Ambani to achieve the set targets rather than outshining him like other numerous cases where experienced assistant coaches vandalizing their bosses.
“There have been cases of assistant coaches sabotaging their bosses in a bid to take over but I am never interested in power. If I join Wazito, I will play the role of an assistant and help the team achieve the set targets,” he told.