Kenyan football club Tusker FC have suspended head coach, Ugandan tactician George ‘Best’ Nsimbe until the end of the season over the ‘too many old payers’ comment.
Nsimbe was quoted by a section of the media saying the club had “too many old players” and that they needed younger players to mount a strong title challenge next year. The comments did not go well with some of the senior players.
Nsimbe joined Tusker at the beginning of the season for a two-year deal, replacing fellow countryman Paul Nkata, who won the league and cup double. Nsimbe started on a poor note, bowing out of the CAF Champions League in the first round qualifier to lowly AS Port Louis from Mauritius.
The Ugandan tactician has been working under increasing pressure for a disastrous season where Tusker are currently 6th with 43 points after 29 matches played.
“The decision on Nsimbe’s future at the club will be made at the end of the season,” said the club’s CEO Charles Obiny in an interview.
The reigning SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions have appointed Nsimbe’s assistant Francis Baraza, as the caretaker coach until the end of the season.