- In the great Wazito FC exodus, the Irish video analyst Stephen Patrick becomes the second-highest official to exit from the ‘money bags’ KPL side after coach Stewart Hall’s Monday departure.
The Irish analyst, who was hired in January as Wazito aimed at setting a new standard in the KPL is the second coach to leave the Kenyan side after head coach Stewart Hall agreed to terminate his contract with the 2018/19 National Super League (NSL) champions.
“Yes, it is true Patrick has left the club. He and Wazito agreed to end their contract mutually,” a close source said.
“I cannot tell whether his contract was long enough to see him return to Wazito for the 2020/21 season but what I know is that he has indeed left,” the source continued.
His arrival coincided with Wazito’s ability to air their matches on their sister Online Television station the Madgoat TV.
In the KPL history, Wazito became the first club to announce the exit of their head coach and the sacking of 11 players before the next campaign begins.
The news came after Wazito, who were struggling in the top tier, were lucky to remain there as they were 13th on the log when the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) ended the league in May owing to the coronavirus restrictions.
Among the players released at Wazito include Steven Njunge, midfielder Teddy Osok, Victor Ndinya, Pistone Mutamba, Derrick Otanga, Kevin Omondi, Paul Acquah, Piscas Kirenge, Augustine Otu, and Issifou Bourahana.
The former AFC Leopards coach, who departed the club in what he said he needed to spend time with the family in the UK was satisfied he and his technical team which Patrick was part of did a good job.
“Together with my technical team, we worked really hard, the players did their part and together we managed to get some good results,” Hall said.
“As I depart, I want to thank the club management, the players, the other members of the technical bench, and everyone associated with the club, it was an honor to work with you. I wish the club all the best for the future, I believe I have put in a good foundation to steer the team forward,” he concluded.