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Coach Nkata sacked by Kenyan team amid match-fixing scandal

By Dennis Mabuka

Added 29th January 2019 02:29 PM

His team Kakamega Homeboyz had won only two of its nine matches

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His team Kakamega Homeboyz had won only two of its nine matches

Ugandan coach Paul Nkata has been sacked by Kenyan side Kakamega Homeboyz amid match-fixing claims

Football Kenyan Federation (FKF) has promised to look into the match-fixing allegations at the Kenya Premier League side.

The club made changes to its technical bench with striker Allan Wanga taking over on an interim basis following the exit of Nkata who is alleged to have been involved in the scam.

“Allegedly a coach caught using his players for match-fixing. A new frontier in Kenyan football! We have to up our game now in ensuring we deal with it,” FKF president Nick Mwendwa said in a Tweet.

Kakamega, who are set to host Nkata's former side, Bandari on Wednesday, have won just two of their nine games. 

Club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula confirmed that they had indeed sacked coach Nkata because of the match-fixing claims.

“We sacked Nkata because he was fixing matches, he had connections with about eight players, whom he used to do the act with. The players have confessed of the same and after thorough investigations, the club will give a report after seven days.

"It is a shame that this happened this way; we have invested millions here with an aim of being competitive and what Nkata has been doing is really bad.

“As a matter of fact, we have reported the same to the police and a warrant of arrest has been issued against the coach and his partner George Mandela, who used to pay the players.

“Allan Wanga is our new coach effective immediately. He takes charge on an interim basis until we get another coach,” Shimanyula told New Vision in an interview.

Under Nkata, Kakamega has been on a seven game winless streak in the league, with their best performance being a 0-0 draw against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday.

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