Is Kenya Police set to make coaching changes?

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FKFPL Is Kenya Police set to make coaching changes?

Festus Chuma 21:30 - 20.12.2023

Reports of unrest in Kenya Police FC's dressing room raise doubts about the future of former Gor Mahia coach and the team.

Turbulence has engulfed Kenya Police FC as reports of unrest within the team's dressing room emerge raising questions about the future of their head coach Zdravko Logarusic.

Just three months into the job Logarusic appears to be losing the support of his players and coaching staff leading to speculations that the club may soon be on the hunt for a new coach.

Trouble in the Kenya Police camp started brewing when Logarusic clashed with his assistant coach, Salim Babu, allegedly demanding that Babu stay away from the team.

To add fuel to the fire, Logarusic requested that his assistant's November salary be deposited into his own account, a move that raised eyebrows and strained their working relationship further.

Babu, a former Nzoia Sugar tactician, had been on national duty with the Junior Stars during the recently concluded CECAFA Youth tournament in Kisumu, which made Logarusic's demands all the more controversial.

In a recent statement, Logarusic hinted at his plans to make significant changes to the squad during the upcoming transfer window, signaling a potential upheaval in the team.

"The reality has finally dawned on us that some of our players are past their prime and experiencing a downturn in their performance. We are about to implement some drastic changes to our squad, and you will be seeing some new faces in January," he remarked after a 2-1 loss to third-placed KCB at the Police Sacco Stadium on Saturday.

This announcement appears to have further eroded support from the players, adding to the growing unrest in the dressing room.

The latest reports from the Kenya Police camp suggest that the team's goalkeepers' coach, Abdul Iddi Salim, will take charge of today's match against Tusker FC in Machakos, raising questions about Logarusic's immediate future with the club.

Kenya Police performance on the pitch has been far from convincing in recent weeks.

The team has not tasted victory since their 2-0 triumph over Murang’a Seal at the start of December, putting a sudden halt to their title challenge just when it seemed like they were bouncing back under Logarusic's guidance.

Despite boasting several international players, the South C-based side has struggled to replicate their form from the previous season.

So far this season, Kenya Police has managed to amass 21 points, with five wins, six draws, and four losses, leaving them languishing in ninth place on the league table.

Logarusic took over the reins at the club following the exit of Francis Baraza, who left the club amidst a torrid run on the topflight stage.

The Croatian manager has a rich history in Kenyan football, having previously led Gor Mahia to victory in the domestic cup in 2012 before departing in 2013. His coaching experience also includes a stint with local giants AFC Leopards.

As the uncertainty surrounding Logarusic's future deepens, Kenya Police FC finds themselves at a crossroads.

With a lackluster recent performance and internal disputes brewing, the club may soon be in the market for a new coach to guide them through the remainder of the season.

The next few weeks will undoubtedly be crucial for the club's management as they weigh their options and make decisions that could reshape the future of Kenya Police FC.

Will Logarusic be able to restore harmony within the team and turn their fortunes around, or is the club on the brink of making significant coaching changes? Only time will tell as the Kenyan football scene watches closely.

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